Arsenal Redemption Confirmed as Their European Football Aspirations are Revived
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Thursday premier ligue fixture saw Arsenal meet the revived Southampton in a match where the stakes were so high. Arsenal Manager Mikael Arteta had confirmed earlier before the match kick off in an interview that the players are ready psychologically to return into winning form. He stated that he had talked to the players to discus on various problems affecting them & they had solved the issues sustainably. This was confirmed after Arsenal defeated Southampton away 2-0; goals scored by N. Keitah ( 20th min.) & Willock( 86th min.). This results saw Arsenal Move two positions upward to currently position 9 with 43 points, 6 points behind their rivals Manchester United.
Arsenal win over Southampton had revived their chances of Qualifying for European football next season. After loosing consecutively to Brighton & Manchester City away, this match against Southampton away seemed too hard even to get a point through a draw. But Arsenal started the match composed & showed signs early enough that they had come for nothing but a win & claim the 3 points. This win has boosted their confidence & morale which clearly show they are ready to face their next challenge. Although Southampton dormunated the ball possession with 56% against Arsenals' 46%, they were unable to deliver as Stephens was given a red card which worsened & deepened their defensive wounds hence weakening them & blocking any chances for them to come back even for a draw.
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Arsenal showcased their top quality by having 6 shots on target against 3 for southmpaton whom back in October had the biggest defeat in premier league this season by conceding 9-0 in the hands of Leceister City. In total Arsenal have won 3 matches out of the last recent premier ligue fixtures against Southampton, drawn twice & lost once. Other results yesterday saw Burnley through J. Rodriguez 2nd half goal beat Watford at home to claim the 3 points rise to 11th in the table standings with 42 Points.
This clean sheet proofed how Arsenals' defence is composing themselves to be unbeatable & solid at the back. Yesterdays starting defence was lead by Mustafi, Holding, Bellerin & Tierney( sub. by Kolasinac in 2nd half) while striking force was lead by Captain Abumeyang, Pepe( sub. Willock)& Nkeitah who scored & substituted by Lacazzette in Second half. Arsenal are now back to their winning ways as they look forward to meeting already to be relegated & struggling Norwhich in the next premier ligue fixture but before them this weekend they have a F.A. cup quarter final match against Shieffield utd. If Arsenal Composes themselves & focus on being consistent with winning matches they will finish the lgue in top 6 & qualify for Europa league.