SOUTHAMPTON TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: McCarthy, Valery, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Obafemi, Redmond, Ings.
Subs: Gunn, Vestergaard, Long, Adams, Romeu, Walker-Peters, Smallbone, Vokins, Tella.
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Martinez, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Tierney, Pepe, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Nketiah, Aubameyang.
Subs: Macey, Sokratis, Lacazette, Ozil, Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Willock, Kolasinac, Smith.
Referee Graham Scott blows his whistle for the time and both sets of players, staff and officials take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Southampton forward on the attack again as the hosts’ encouraging start continues.
Saka makes a great run down the left and Pepe strokes the ball home from close range, but the flag goes up.
Arsenal bench as Saka goes down injured following a full-bloodied collision with Hojbjerg in the area.
GOAL! SOUTHAMPTON 0-1 ARSENAL (Nketiah, 20)
The first of today’s two scheduled drinks break.
Tierney sends a throw which Saka gathers before driving forward with real purpose.
Valery struggles to cope with Saka’s pace and is forced to bundle him to ground.
Armstrong through ball almost finds Bertrand but Bellerin intervenes with a crucial challenge.
There will be THREE minutes of added time.
HT: SOUTHAMPTON 0-1 ARSENAL
Double change at the break for Southampton as Long and Walker-Peters replace Obafemi and Valery.
Ward-Prowse’s first-time effort flashes a yard over the Arsenal bar.
Redmond intercepts Martinez pass, but fortunately for the Gunners his cross into the box is over-hit and they’re able to regain possession.
SUB! First change for Arsenal as Willock replaces Pepe.
Armstrong cuts inside of the right flank and his shot rises over the bar.
Tierney is unable to continue and Kolasinac comes on in his place.
Ward-Prowse puts one into the heart of the Arsenal backline and Ceballos half flicks it clear but smacks the side netting.
SUBS! Ceballos and Nketiah replaced. On comes Lacazette and Maitland-Niles.
STEPHENS SENT OFF FOR SOUTHAMPTON!!
GOAL! SOUTHAMPTON 0-2 ARSENAL (Willock, 87)
Six minutes added on here.
90 + 6 min
SOUTHAMPTON 0-2 ARSENAL
Alex McCarthy error presented Eddie Nketiah with the easiest of finishes before fellow academy graduate Joe Willock wrapped up the points after Jack Stephens was sent-off.