Southampton’s intensity was too much for Arsenal, who only got their attack in shape at the end of the match.
English The Cup champion will change this spring. Reigning champion Arsenal fell in the fourth round of the Cup on Saturday as they lost to Southampton by a goal 0-1.
The win was Southampton’s first in the England Cup history, and in the fifth round it will face Wolverhampton.
In the first twenty minutes, both teams had goals, but the opening goal came from a lucky failure.
First James Ward-Prowse shook the top corner of the paint from the corner and then Che Adams forced Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Lenon fine combat.
The home team’s goal was scored after a hat trick 24 minutes into the match Kyle Walker-Peters fired from the feel of the penalty area boundary. The ball would probably have gone over the target, but it took an unfortunate kick for Arsenal Gabrielista and headed goalkeeper Bernd Lenon past the goal. The goal was eventually marked as Gabriel’s own goal.
It was Arsenal’s first rebound since December 26th.
After the opening goal, Arsenal was unable to tear himself properly into the battle for victory. Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta had made seven changes to his opening lineup since the Premier League’s 3-0 win over Newcastle.
Southampton head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl was rightly pleased with his team’s energetic performance.
“Our intensity is our philosophy. Our gaming was very committed. If you want to win, you have to commit. We showed we could do it throughout the match, ”Hasenhüttl told BT.
Southampton threatened Arsenal’s goal even after the opening goal. Danny Ings cheated the finish line To Stuart Armstrong, however, shot past the goal. After the break, the same threat continued as Arsenal’s defense faltered in Southampton’s quick attacks.
Arsenal’s attack only started to work at the end of the match – too late. Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pépé and Edward Nketieah braided good patterns, but no paint was born.
Arsenal have won the English Cup a record 14 times, but this time the road rose early.