Arsenal’s injury concerns mount as midfield pair limp out of Southampton clash

Arsenal’s injury concerns mount as midfield pair limp out of Southampton clash

Arsenal in front

Mikel Arteta’s men are currently locked in action at St. Mary’s, in their latest Premier League outing.

The Gunners headed into proceedings with revenge in mind, having of course only been ousted from the FA Cup by Ralph Hasenhuttl and co. this past weekend.

This brought to an end a fine spell of form on Arsenal’s part, which had seen the north Londoners rattle off 5 wins and a draw in their last 6 across all competitions.

Arsenal’s injury concerns mount as midfield pair limp out of Southampton clash

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND – JANUARY 02: Kieran Tierney of Arsenal celebrates with teammates Rob Holding, Dani Ceballos and Pablo Mari after scoring their team’s first goal during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal at The Hawthorns on January 02, 2021 in West Bromwich, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Rui Vieira – Pool/Getty Images)

As things stand in Hampshire, though, the visitors are well on their way to getting back on track.

It was actually Southampton who took the lead in the clash, courtesy of Stuart Armstrong’s wonderful strike from the edge of the area.

Arsenal, however, soon worked their way back into proceedings, before a trio of strikes – from Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette – turned the matchup on its head:

Gunners concerns

As outlined above, though, whilst the result is currently headed towards exactly what was required for Arsenal, it has been far from smooth sailing for the capital giants.

Over the course of the 2nd-half, both Emile Smith Rowe and Thomas Partey were forced to limp off, with what appeared to be respective muscle problems.

This comes with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kieran Tierney having also missed out this evening, and a Premier League meeting with table-topping Manchester United next up this weekend.

 

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

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