Danny Welbeck brace enough for Arsenal to see off lowly Southampton

Nathaniel Clyne celebrates scoring the winning goal in Southampton's 2-1 win at Arsenal in a League Cup third round clash from 2014

Nathaniel Clyne celebrates scoring the winning goal in Southampton's 2-1 win at Arsenal in a League Cup third round clash from 2014

I think with this game we can see our season.

The Premier League may not be Arsenal's biggest priority at the moment, but they can still offer up a bit of drama and excitement.

"He makes it look easy and a very good goal from an Arsenal point of view but from a Southampton point of view there are so many mistakes we haven't got enough time to go through it". Long is not the most prolific but he showed a poacher's instinct in opening the scoring with his second goal of the Premier League campaign, and his willingness to run the channels was vital against opponents who dominated possession.

Shane Long had rewarded Southampton's enterprising start when he nipped ahead of Shkodran Mustafi to end his goal-drought in the 17th minute.

Before the game, fans paid tribute to former England captain Ray Wilkins, who died on Wednesday, with a minute's applause, despite his long association with London rival Chelsea.

Arsenal are already without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - their other key January arrival - in the Europa League, with the striker ineligible after previously featuring for Borussia Dortmund.

Hart was needed, though, to salvage a point for the visitors as he made brilliant stops from Marcos Alonso and Olivier Giroud in the closing stages to do his hopes of starting for England at the World Cup no harm.

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Welbeck made it 2-1 for Arsenal in the 38th minute of the first half when he fired in Iwobi's delightful pass.

"People were questioning whether he would come back and I believe what he has done is exceptional".

"My team-mates and the coach believe in me and, when you are not as good as you want to be, it is hard, so now I am happy and everything is alright".

Substitute Charlie Austin appeared to have grabbed a point when he scored within two minutes of his introduction, the striker on hand to turn home Cedric's cross, but the Saints could not hold on and they remain in the drop zone, three points adrift of safety.

The game even ended on a fractious note, with Mohamed Elneny and Jack Stephens both sent off after a late scuffle.

However, we rallied once again and restored our lead when Welbeck headed home at the far post following an Iwobi cross in the 81st minute.

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