It’s a functional victory for Arsenal then, who in truth had the game wrapped up in the first 20 minutes with goals from Lacazette and Mhkitaryan.
Southampton looked cowed for the rest of the first half, and their attempts to change the game in the second half ended abruptly when Obafemi’s hamstring problem flared up again.
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They weren’t great, but they won’t head back to the south coast too dispirited.
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