Arsenal 3-2 Southampton: 5 things we learned

Arsenal survived something of a scare on Sunday as they overcame a Southampton who caused them problems at the Emirates Stadium.

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Southampton are a club in crisis but they didn’t look like it for much of their encounter away to Arsenal on Sunday.  

Mark Hughes’ side were tenacious in a testy game at the Emirates Stadium that saw two players sent off in the closing stages of a 3-2 victory for the Gunners.  

When Southampton went ahead through the famously out-of-form Shane Long, it looked like it could be a long afternoon for the Arsenal faithful.

In the end, this proved to be the case. For despite Arsene Wenger’s team turning around a one-goal deficit into a one-goal lead thanks to goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Danny Welbeck, Charlie Austin made an immediate impact when he was subbed on, restoring parity between the two sides.

It wasn’t to be though: in the 81st minute, Welbeck got a second, heading in at the back post to wrap up the game for Arsenal.

The Saints haven’t won away to the Gunners in over thirty years, but in a game where they came closer than ever, here are five things we learned.