SOU vs ARS
90 in 90: Saints 1-3 Arsenal
All the action from a wet and windy night at St Mary's.
Highlights: Saints 1-3 Arsenal
An extended look at Southampton's Premier League meeting with Arsenal.
Video: Hasenhüttl reflects on defeat to Arsenal
Watch our post-match interview with Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl.
Video: Valery on Arsenal defeat
Defender reflects on defeat at St Mary's.
Gallery: Saints 1-3 Arsenal
Take a look through the lens at the Premier League meeting.
Valery: We have to learn and move on
Defender not wanting to dwell on Arsenal defeat.
Hasenhüttl: We gave away goals too easily
Southampton manager reflects on 3-1 defeat to Arsenal.
Arsenal fight back to clinch victory
Saints defeated despite early Armstrong strike at St Mary's.
Hasenhüttl: We can be better with the ball
Southampton manager previews second meeting with Arsenal in four days.
Video: Hasenhüttl previews Arsenal
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of Tuesday night's Premier League match.
Hasenhüttl has faith in Vokins
Southampton manager on prospect of starting the youngster against Arsenal.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Arsenal clash
Part two of the manager's pre-match media address.
Tactical Watch: Diallo's energy can disrupt Arsenal
Sam Tighe highlights the midfielder's growing influence.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl on Arsenal Premier League meeting
The manager speaks to the media ahead of Tuesday's clash.
Walker-Peters and Bertrand unavailable
Usual full-back pairing ruled out of Tuesday's battle with Arsenal.
Match Pack: Saints vs Arsenal
A look ahead to Southampton's Premier League fixture with Arsenal at St Mary's.
SOU vs ARS As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Lacazette extends the visitors' lead from a Saka cross
- Saka gives Arsenal a narrow advantage going into the break
- Pepe equalises four minutes after Saints break the deadlock
- Saints take the lead through a sensational Armstrong strike
FULL-TIME: Saints 1-3 Arsenal
Mikel Arteta's side leave the south coast with all three points on this occasion, thanks to goals from Pepe, Saka and Lacazette. Saints took the lead early on through Armstrong, but were on the back foot following the near-immediate equaliser.
Diallo heads over
Lovely diagonal pass finds Valery in space on the right, and he lays it off to Watts. The cross is deep, but Diallo meets it with his head. He gets plenty of power, but less direction on the effort.
Time running out...
Time is running thin for Saints, as Watts gets booked for a late challenge on Elneny. The board goes up with 5 minutes on it to salvage something.
Prowsey beats the wall, but Leno dives acrobatically to his right and makes a good save. Diallo was there on the follow up, but doesn't connect well enough with it.
There's a dead ball opportunity for Saints here, with Ward-Prowse over it. It's fairly central, but still well within range. Arsenal take an age to line up their wall. And Prowsey makes Leno work...
Adams benefits from slice of luck
McCarthy punted the ball long, and it skips off of the wet turf, evading all midfield players and falls to Adams (who looked to be in an offside position). He tries to work space for the shot but it's well blocked.
Watts replaces Walcott
Young Caleb Watts replaces Theo Walcott in midfield.
Arsenal extend lead
The visitors benefit from a quick breakaway down the right, led by Saka, with Lacazette meeting the low pass at the back post to tap home.
Alexandre Lacazette (72’) | 1 – 3
Odd exchange on the sidelines
Pepe's number went up, to be replaced by Martinelli. But Smith-Rowe has gone down on the far side, causing some confusion on the two benches. Smith-Rowe is the one who is eventually replaced by Willian.
Jinxing run from Ings
Really quick feet from the Saints forward, who suddenly came to life in the box. He's beaten three Arsenal defenders but runs out of space. Very unlucky.
Saka a constant threat
The ball is switched to Saka, who enters into a foot race with Vokins before chopping inside onto his left foot. The shot is wayward.
Vokins searching delivery
The full-back travels well with the ball before trying to find a red shirt centrally. The delivery is deep and headed out for a corner. Nothing to report from that.
Smith-Rowe goes close
We expected an open half and that's exactly what we're getting. The young Arsenal forward goes close, squeezing the ball past McCarthy, but there's covering defenders. Stephens clears the danger.
Ings effort blocked
He's been quiet, by his usual standards. But picked the ball up in a promising position, 20 yards shy of goal, and let rip but the shot was well blocked. Saints looking to force the issue early on.
Saints start the half with intent. Again Armstrong is involved, powering forward before working the ball to Theo. He has an option to his right in Valery but elects to shoot - forcing a good save from Leno.
Back under way...
Arsenal get us going again for the second half. Saints trailing, but plenty of life left in this one!
HALF-TIME: Saints 1-2 Arsenal
A bright first period from both sides, but it's the visitors who lead. Expect a very open second 45 minutes of football.
Wet and windy
Two minutes to be added here. Saints looking more comfortable in possession now, but Arsenal pose a huge threat when coming forward. Two corners to end the half, which are both cleared.
McCarthy came a long way, but couldn't beat Arsenal winger Saka to the ball, as he skips around the onrushing Saints stopper and fires into an empty net. Vokins was caught by the accuracy of the pass from Lacazette.
Bukayo Saka (38’) | 1 – 2
Armstrong finding space
The midfielder has been Saints' most expressive player in this first half, looking for any opportunity to get forward. He beats two players in Saints' latest attack before being thwarted. Walcott picks up the ball consequently, but is wasteful.
Arsenal look to break down the right with Saka, who has been much quieter in the past 10 minutes, before trying to find Pepe but he's well tracked by Valery.
Another well worked chance for the hosts goes begging. The ball was fired into Adams centrally, who cushioned a deft touch into the path of strike partner Ings, who then found Valery. The full-back motored forward with the ball, cut inside onto his left foot and struck at goal. Off target.
Superb play from Saints
The best move of the game, as Saints work the ball from a tight area on the right across to the left. Diallo found Vokins in acres on the far side, and he delivered an inviting cross towards Ings who arrowed his header at Leno's goal. Fine save from the Arsenal stopper.
Armstrong wins a promising free-kick
The midfielder wriggled free on the far side, before being brought down. Prowsey takes the delivery and finds Ings, who poked the ball goalwards but the offside flag was raised.
Saints forced to chase
The hosts are conceding much of the play as it stands, with Arsenal sharp in possession. A smart piece of play from Smith-Rowe creates another sight of goal, but Partey blasts high and wide.
Cedric volleys wide
Sustained spell of pressure from Mikel Arteta's side, who look right in the mood. It ends with Cedric trying an audacious effort on the volley, which skews off his boot and flies marginally wide.
There's an incredible intensity to this game in the early stages, as Arsenal draw themselves level. Yan Valery was caught the wrong side of Pepe, who keeps his balance before firing across McCarthy and into the far corner.
Nicolas Pépé (7’) | 1 – 1
Arsenal with intent
Saka is looking lively for Arsenal, who find themselves behind early on. He dances past two players before crossing towards the box, it's cut out and goes behind for a corner. Luiz heads the resulting chance over.
WHAT A FINISH
It's a sublime finish from the Scot, who latched onto Prowsey's corner from the right and belted the ball home.
Stuart Armstrong (3’) | 1 – 0
Big chance for Lacazette
Early chance for the visitors, as Lacazette is freed. McCarthy is alert, and smothers the danger before Prowsey clears on the follow up. Energetic start.20.17
Stuart Armstrong takes the first kick of the game, Saints have possession and are working the ball side to side. A first touch for Yan Valery early on. Arsenal straight on the attack though...20.16
Teams are out...
Both sides have taken to the field and we're only minutes away from kick-off. Saints gather for a huddle, let by the skipper.20.14
Dedicated comms alternative
Our commentary issue is currently being investigated, so there is another dedicated comms page for this evening. Click here.20.06
Congratulations, skipper 👏👏
Tonight marks James Ward-Prowse's 300th appearance in a Southampton shirt. There's also milestones for Alex McCarthy and Jack Stephens as they reach 100 appearances for Saints and 100 Premier League appearances respectively.19.41
Arsenal team 🔴
Starting XI: Leno (GK), Bellerin (c), Saka, Lacazette, Holding, Cedric, Partey, Pépé, Luiz, Smith-Rowe, Xhaka.
Subs: Ryan (GK), Gabriel, Willian, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Elneny, Willock, Nketiah, Martinelli.19.17
McCarthy returns 😇
Taking in the scenery 😍
Working up towards tonight's 8:15pm kick-off...18.32
Journey back to December 😇
The best of the action from Saints' visit to Emirates Stadium this season...18.21
I think he is so far also experienced that he is not nervous anymore and he knows what he has to do."Ralph hasenhüttlon jake vokins
SAINTS: Armstrong excited for Saints' future
Stuart Armstrong is our latest cover star when SAINTS returns for the Premier League visit of Arsenal to St Mary’s tonight. Click here to find out what else is inside.17.25
TACTICAL WATCH: Diallo's new role
we defend better as a team together and this is always the basis of everything.ralph hasenhüttlon saints' defensive improvement
A date with the boss 😇
The manager sits down to chat Arsenal, form guide, who will or won't feature for Saints and the psychology behind playing a team twice in four days.17.25
⏪⏪ REWIND: To 4️⃣ days ago 😅
The best bits from a 1-0 triumph over Arsenal last weekend, as Saints sealed FA Cup progression.17.24
STAT ATTACK 🤓
Southampton have kept six home Premier League clean sheets this season, as many as they did in 2018/19 and 2019/20 combined; the Saints last kept more at St. Mary’s in 2016/17 (8).16.38
BACK AT ST MARY'S 😇
More action from the south coast, coming live to you from St Mary's Stadium! Saints host Arsenal for the second time in 4 days, having dumped Mikel Arteta's side out of the FA Cup at the weekend. Ralph Hasenhüttl is expecting to face a much changed side this evening, while he'll be without regular full-back pairing Ryan Bertrand and Kyle Walker-Peters. Kick-off tonight is 8:15pm GMT!16.37
SOU vs ARS Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Jake VokinsNathan Redmond (66′)
Theo WalcottDaniel N'Lundulu (74′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Danny IngsCaleb Watts (74′)
Bernd Leno (GK)
Héctor Bellerín (C)
Nicolas PépéJoseph Willock (92′)
Thomas ParteyMohamed Elneny (78′)
Emile Smith RoweWillian (72′)
SOU vs ARS Match Stats
Shots on target55