Henrikh Mkhitaryan in Premier league team of the week

Somewhat weird first-half goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave the Gunners a 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium - a result that moved them a point ahead of Manchester United in the race for Champions League football next season.

The home side wasn't as generous at the other end of the pitch as they took the lead less than a minute later.

Currently, Arsenal sits 4th with 53 points in the Premier League table.

The Nigeria midfielder bolted forward and passed across goal to the unmarked Mkhitaryan, who thumped a low shot into the corner of the net.

"In the second half, we tried to go higher".

The three points, coupled with Manchester United's draw with Liverpool, was enough to move Unai Emery's side up to fourth - with Saints still in the relegation zone after a run of four games without a win.

First the Frenchman had a glancing header from a Granit Xhaka corner saved, then he blasted over the bar from inside the six-yard box and seconds later he spun away from his marker but his shot hit Gunn's outstretched leg.

The Gunners manager made six changes to the team which beat BATE Borisov in the Europa League on Thursday, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil dropping to the bench. The season is not done, we still have lots of games to play.

Southampton have lost seven of their last nine Premier League away trips to London (W1 D1) and are winless in the last four (D1 L3).

These are concerning times for Saints fans, and a lot of them are growing increasingly frustrated both with results, and a player who started the match against Unai Emery's men.

"At home we are feeling strong, but away we need to be more consistent", Emery said.


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