Saka Steals The Show In Arsenal 3-1 Comeback Win Over Southampton
Former Super Eagles target Bukayo Saka steals the show as Arsenal come from behind to beat Southampton 3-1 in the Premier League encounter at Saint Mary’s Stadium on Tuesday night.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who missed the game for personal reasons but the Gunners made light of their star striker’s absence as they continued their excellent run of league form by coming from behind to beat the Saints in an eventful game.After Alexandre Lacazette missed a glorious chance to give Arsenal a first-minute lead, Stuart Armstrong put Southampton ahead from a wonderful delivery by captain James Ward-Prowse.
But the lead lasted just five minutes, as Nicolas Pepe equalised with a neat finish before both sides created clear chances.
Former Saints defender Cedric Soares volleyed narrowly wide at one end while Bernd Leno produced a flying save to keep out a header by Che Adams at the other.
Saka put the Gunners ahead after going past keeper Alex McCarthy, who had come rushing out of his penalty area
Nigerian descent picked out Lacazette to seal the points, the Frenchman appears to send a message of support to Aubameyang in the process.
After looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone in December, Arsenal are now only five points off the top four, while Saints are a point behind in 11th.