Danny Welbeck scored twice as Arsenal recovered from a series of setbacks to claim a 3-2 victory over Southampton and keep Mark Hughes’ side deep in relegation trouble.
Arsene Wenger made seven changes with Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final second leg against CSKA Moscow in mind and trailed when Shane Long capitalized on the first-half mix-up between keeper Petr Cech and center-back Shkodran Mustafi.
Arsenal equalized as Welbeck’s clever touch presented Aubameyang with the chance to prod the ball beyond the advancing Alex McCarthy for his sixth league goal of the campaign.
The England striker then fired his side ahead with a right-footed drive that clipped defender Maya Yoshida’s leg.
Charlie Austin looked to have earned a hard-fought point when he equalized (73) with only his second touch from the bench, but Welbeck scored his second of the game just eight minutes later with a header that proved decisive.
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