Arsenal 2 – Southampton 0
Southampton lost 2-0 at Arsenal on Sunday in the Premier League.
The Saints conceded twice in the first half at the Emirates Stadium.
Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring after just six minutes, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled the advantage soon after.
The result pushed Arsenal into the top four.
As for Southampton, they remain third bottom of the division.
Southampton vs Fulham
The term relegation six-pointer applies in earnest to Southampton’s upcoming fixture against Fulham.
These sides meet at St Mary’s on Wednesday night in the Premier League.
Are Fulham already down? The Cottagers, who have lost eight of their last nine matches, only have 17 points from 27 games.
Southampton have 24 points on the board, while they are one point behind Cardiff in the standings.
Southampton confirm injury ‘disaster’
Ralph Hasenhuttl lined up his side without a recognised striker at Arsenal.
Danny Ings is out of action through injury.
Charlie Austin and Michael Obafemi started the Gunners game on the bench, while both players were introduced at the break.
However it was a terrible day for Obafemi, as the sub was subbed after less than 20 minutes of action.
Obafemi hurt himself in a freak accident as no-one was around the forward when he slumped to the turf.
After the match Hasenhuttl confirmed the following about Obafemi’s injury.
It seems certain that he’s out of action for the Fulham game.
Hasenhuttl admits the loss of Obafemi to a hamstring injury is a "disaster" given his sides lack of attacking options. "It's a disaster for us, Redmond is the only player who really scores for the moment and if he has Ings or Obafemi it's not easy to defend against." #SaintsFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) February 24, 2019
#saintsfc boss Ralph Hasenhüttl told me that Michael Obafemi’s repeated hamstring problem is down to his physique at the moment, his ‘posture’, as opposed to any mistake of judgement by anyone on his fitness
— Adam Blackmore (@AdamBlackmore) February 24, 2019