Arsenal leapfrogged Manchester United to go fifth in the league table by securing a vital 2-0 against Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium. The win boosted their little chances of finishing in the top four as they are now within 4 points of Liverpool who have played a game more. We look at some twitter reactions after the game!
After a slow and boring start to the game, the Gunners finally got going in the second half as Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring in the 60th minute. The goal was full of quality as the Chilean cleverly faked two Southampton defenders with a fake shot and calmly put the ball in the net to finish things off to break the deadlock.
Things were still tight and nervy for Wenger’s men in the last half an hour of the game, but Oliver Giroud ensured that Arsenal sealed the 3 points when headed the second goal of the night in the 83rd minute. It was an immaculate performance defensively for Arsenal as Mustafi’s return proved to be very beneficial for them. The German, along with Holding, was rock solid at the back throughout the game for the Gunners.
Back to back wins for Arsenal means they are well and truly back in contention for the Top 4 with four games to go in the season. Though this is something which is not in their hands but if Liverpool do stumble in any of their next two games and Arsenal win their remaining games, it will be Arsenal who clinch the 4th spot. Seems like the Gunners aren’t done with their beloved ‘4th’ spot!
Here is how Twitter graced Arsenal’s return into the top four race:
3️⃣ points 2️⃣ goals 1️⃣ clean sheet #WeAreTheArsenal 🔴
Sanchez’s first goal.
Back to #PremierLeague and #Sanchez just scored this absolute beauty! #Arsenal #Gunners #SOUARS https://t.co/ejMmKaIags
Not bad, Alexis.
Van Persie Henry Wright Adebayor Sanchez Alexis joins Arsenal’s 20 Premier League goals in a season club 👌
One hell of a record for Arsenal.
In 3 days Arsenal ended Man United’s record unbeaten run and sent them back to 6th.
If only they could’ve played with that third kit throughout the season!
Arsenal record in the third kit: 6 games 6 wins 0 losses 20 goals scored 5 goals conceded #afc
🔙🔛🔝 Yes Gunners! 💪🏽🔴 Great to be back with a massive three points! #SOUARS #COYG #sm20 @arsenal @MesutOzil1088
Liverpool fans keeping their cool but have surely sensed the danger.
Why is everyone having a meltdown? It’s simple. If we win 2 games it’s ours. Arsenal have to win 3 to catch us.