Arsenal Beat Southampton 6-1: As It Happened
Arsenal: Jos Hooiveld (OG, 11') Lukas Podolski (31'), Gervinho (35',71') Nathaniel Clyne (OG 37') Theo Walcott (75')
Southampton: Danny Fox (45')
Arsenal: Szczesny, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Coquelin (Ramsey 67'), Arteta, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho (Walcott 75'), Podolski (Giroud 75')
Southampton: K. Davis, Clyne, Fonte, Hooiveld (Yoshida 28'), Fox, Ward-Prowse, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Puncheon, Lambert (Rodriguez 76'), Lallana.
Here is my final recap on today's match.
FT: Arsenal 6. Southampton 1
92' Oxlade-Chamberlain with a shot that takes a deflection and goes wide left.
92' Vermaelen badly wants to score, he has moved forward in the final minutes of the match.
90' Puncheon gets another shot on goal but Szczesny makes another easy save.
88' GOAL! Arsenal 6-1
Vermaelen runs the down the pitch for a shot on goal, the rebound bounces to Walcott who scores against his former club.
88' Clyne gets into the box but his pass is poor and easily reeled in by Szczesny.
85' Puncheon still motoring forward looking to create a chance for the Saints, he has been their best player today in a match where most of the squad played horribly.
83' Cazorla plays a great ball to Walcott, who decides to pass to Oxlade-Chamberlain instead of Giroud and the scoring chance comes to nothing.
81' Oxlade-Chamberlain still searching for a goal himself.
His shot sails from left to right and goes into the crowd.
76' SOUTHAMPTON SUBSTITUTION
Jay Rodriguez on for Rickie Lambert
75' ARSENAL SUBSTITUTION:
Theo Walcott on for Gervinho
Olivier Giroud on for Lucas Podolski
74' Oxlade-Chamberlain with a strike on goal but Kelvin Davis able to make the save.
71' GOAL! Arsenal 5-1
Ramsey's shot on goal is not cleared and Gervinho taps the ball into the net for his second goal of the match.
69' Cazorla's free-kick sent into the box but nothing comes of it.
Ramsey making instant impact, getting involved early and often for the Gunners.
67' ARSENAL SUBSTITUTION
Aaron Ramsey comes on for Francis Coquelin.
67' The ball falls to Puncheon and his shot on goal skies over the net.
63' Give credit to Southampton, they have not packed it in and let up more Gunners goals in the second half.
Saints have had more possession in last 20 minutes but whenever Arsenal get the ball, their killer instinct kicks in.
59' Arsenal are circling around the net trying to score their fifth goal.
Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gibbs continue to feed in crosses for Podolski and Gervinho in the box.
57' Pass from Ramirez finds Lambert in the box but the forward badly misfires and the ball goes out for an Arsenal goal kick.
56' Southampton are getting more possession to start the second half but they still lack the final touch.
54' Southampton's back four are playing a higher line in the back as they try to get some type of pressure on the Gunners.
50' Ramirez with his first shot on goal, saved by Szczesny.
46' The second half is underway
Gaston Ramirez makes his debut for the Saints as Steven Davis comes off.
Some things to look for in the second half:
-Arsene Wenger to give some of his players a rest ahead of their Champions League match with Montpellier this week.
-More domination on the wings by the Arsenal players.
-Southampton will look to score one more goal on a counter-attack.
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