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Southampton vs Arsenal: Key stat highlights major Granit Xhaka improvement

Arsenal are currently locked in Premier League action with Southampton at St Mary’s.

Arsenal kicked off on Sunday knowing they needed a win to restore their four-point lead atop of the Premier League.

As for Southampton, they were languishing down in the bottom half of the table with just one win in five.

So, an Arsenal win on Sunday did seem very likely. At the time of writing, Arsenal are on their way to achieving exactly that.

The Gunners have dominated from the off and took the lead after 11 minutes.

Ben White whipped in a cross and Granit Xhaka smashed home from the edge of the box.

The Swiss midfielder has been a real threat in the opening stages of the match, linking play well and getting forward to help out in attack, which is exactly what he did for the opening goal.

And, as per Opta, it is the first time in his Gunners career that Granit Xhaka has more goals (3) than yellow cards (2) in a season.

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