June 26, 2020
Arsenal kept alive their hopes of qualifying for Europe as Eddie Nketiah punished a howler from Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy to inspire a much-needed 2-0 win on Thursday. Mikel Arteta’s side were handed the opener in the first half at Saint Mary’s when Nketiah picked off McCarthy’s pass and fired home.
Joe Willock doubled Arsenal’s lead late in the second half, moments after Southampton’s Jack Stephens was sent off for bringing down Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal had suffered two successive defeats following the Premier League restart after the coronavirus hiatus.