The first half was a very cagey affair, with Arsenal not trying to concede and Southampton trying to score! But both teams had a fair amount of time on the ball, but there was no side looking the slightest like being in control.
Arsenal were very patient and were looking like they wanted to tire out their opponents and go for it in the second half, and so it proved. The only big problem for us was that Oxlade-Chamberlain has limped off and we seriously hope it wont be a very bad injury considering how much he has improved this season.
In the second half it was the Alexis Sanchez show and he looked very determined to get the points (Oh how much do i hope he stays next season!) and 15 minutes after the break he totally sent the Southampton defenders the wrong way and slid the ball past Forster. He is now the top scorer in the League!
Sanchez was getting picked on by the Saints but kept going, as he does, but it took the arrival of the much-maligned Olivier Giroud to come on for the last ten minutes and put the game beyond doubt. Sanchez, of course puts the ball in for Ramsey, who still can’t score for Arsenal, but he heads it into Giroud who could not miss after only being on the pitch for three minutes!
Considering we haven’t beaten Southampton at St Marys since the Invincibles in the League this is a massive result. Could Wenger really still get us into the Champions League?