Arsenal 3 – Southampton 2
Arsenal’s match against Southampton was an exciting encounter to say the least.
Shane Long gave Southampton the lead after some calamitous defending from Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalised for the home side.
Danny Welbeck put the Gunners ahead after his deflected strike beat Saints keeper Alex McCarthy.
Southampton levelled the score to 2-2 through Charlie Austin but Welbeck won the match for Arsenal with a header 9 minutes from time (but still managed to produce the miss of the season).
Both sides have a man sent off
The game was exciting from start to finish but the final few minutes were marred by some ugly scenes involving Jack Wilshere and Jack Stephens.
Southampton’s young defender Stephens was sent off for a horrific challenge on Wilshere which you would have expected to see in WWE and not in the Premier League.
Moments later, Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny was also given his marching orders and nobody could figure out why?
Now, two days after the match, The FA have decided that ELneny should be made available for Arsenal’s upcoming matches.
Mohamed Elneny will be available for Arsenal’s next three games after an Independent Regulatory Commission accepted that he was wrongly dismissed for violent conduct against Southampton on Sunday 8 April 2018.
— FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) April 10, 2018
Elneny has been superb for Arsenal over the past few months and has shown serious drive, passion and desire; traits that not many other members of the Arsenal side possess.
The Egyptian’s great form was rewarded with a new 5 year contract at the club last month.
Officially we will be together for a longer time, in order to reach what we started, and to put arsenal in it’s deserved spot In Europe and the whole world#WeAreArsenal ♥️♥️#WeAreGunners 💪🏼💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/1Sg8JzVhmt
— Mohamed ELNeny (@ElNennY) March 26, 2018
Elneny will be available for selection for Arsenal’s matches against Newcastle, West Ham and Man United.