Saints stun Arsenal

Emirates Stadium | Wed 30 Nov 7.45PM
Match Report Highlights

Arsenal v Saints Match Centre

Arsenal v Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Jordy Clasie gives Saints the lead with an emphatic finish, after Ryan Bertrand's cross
  • Ryan Bertrand doubles the advantage with a low drive beyond Emiliano Martinez
  • Shane Long almost makes it 3-0 with a one on one chance under pressure
  • Arsenal respond through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain but he fires over inside the box

FULL TIME: Arsenal 0-2 Southampton

What. A. Win!

88’

Lovely play from Sims

More excellent play from Josh Sims leads to another chance, but Sam McQueen can't quite poke the ball home for a third.

84’

Sims goes close

Josh Sims produces a curling effort that is tipped wide by Emiliano Martinez in the Arsenal goal.

78’

Long one-on-one

Shane Long is set free and goes racing through on goal under pressure, but his shot is off target. 

77’

Davis just over

Another sweeping Saints move ends with Steven Davis meeting Sam McQueen's left-wing cross, but he can't quite loop it over Emiliano Martinez.

Final 15!

We're into the final 15 minutes here at the Emirates Stadium, where Saints still hold a 2-0 lead in the EFL Cup quarter-final. 

68’

Coquelin's shot drifts wide

Lucas Perez and Alex Iwobi combine on the edge of the box, before Francis Coquelin drives his shot just wide of goal.

66’

Southampton sub: Josh Sims replaces Sofiane Boufal


65’

Southampton substitution: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Harrison Reed

Harrison Reed is forced off with an injury and is replaced by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg in Claude Puel's first change.

64’

Perez shot over

Lucas Perez tries an effort from distance that skips up off Maya Yoshida and loops over the bar.

64’

Arsenal substitution: Ainsley Maitland-Niles replaces Carl Jenkinson

Another change for the hosts as former Ipswich Town loanee Ainsley Maitland-Niles replaces Carl Jenkinson.

62’

Arsenal substitution: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Jeff Reine-Adelaide

57’

van Dijk receives treatment

Virgil van Dijk looks to be ok after clashing with Emiliano Martinez in the box. He's now back on his feet and we're almost ready to continue. 

56’

Corner cleared away

Emiliano Martinez' punches away the resulting corner, before Sam McQueen sees his instinctive effort go narrowly wide.

55’

Boufal goes very close

Sofiane Boufal drives forward and goes agonisingly close with a low left-footed drive that takes a deflection on the way through. Corner...

54’

Holding clears

Cuco Martina causes a problem down the right again and Rob Holding just gets to his low cross before it reaches Shane Long in the box.

53’

Xhaka free-kick saved

Granit Xhaka takes a free-kick left-footed but Fraser Forster is behind it all the way and it's easy in the end for the Saints keeper.

51’

Long involved again

Shane Long unleashes a low drive from just outside the area which Emiliano Martinez pushes out to safety, before a corner is prevented.

49’

Long heads over

Cuco Martina finds space down the right and delivers a cross, Shane Long meets it but can't quite get over the ball and his header lands on top of the net.

49’

All guns blazing

Arsenal are in the ascendancy at the start of this half, with Aaron Ramsey the latest to see an effort saved by Fraser Forster after Carl Jenkinson's low cross.

46’

Early chance for Perez

Aaron Ramsey finds Lucas Perez' run in behind down the left but his strike from a difficult angle is comfortable for Fraser Forster.

45’

Back under way

Steven Davis gets us going for the second-half of this EFL Cup quarter-final, where Saints lead 2-0. Let's keep it going! 😇

Bertrand extends the lead

Take a look at Ryan Bertrand's strike and celebration in photos after he made it 2-0 to the visitors in the first-half.

HALF TIME: Arsenal 0-2 Saints

A brilliant half from the visitors, with strikes from Jordy Clasie and Ryan Bertrand putting them in command in the EFL Cup quarter final.

43’

Arsenal substitution: Granit Xhaka replaces Mohamed Elneny

Mohamed Elneny is replaced in Arsenal's first change for Swiss international Granit Xhaka.

GOALSCORER 21 Ryan Bertrand

Bertrand doubles the lead!

It's a superb move from the Saints and Sofiane Boufal picks out Ryan Bertrand in the box, who takes a touch before firing low past Emiliano Martinez. What a half!

37’

GOOOAL!!!

Ryan Bertrand (37’) | Arsenal 0 2 Southampton

34’

Arsenal pressure 

From the resulting free-kick, Mohamed Elneny's delivery is flicked behind by Maya Yoshida for a corner.

34’

Yellow Card for Maya Yoshida (Southampton)

The first Southampton player into the book is Maya Yoshida, as he mistimes a challenge on Jeff Reine-Adelaide. 

33’

Yellow Card for Alex Iwobi (Arsenal)

Alex Iwobi is next into the book for a challenge on Sofiane Boufal as he broke from midfield. 

28’

Yellow Card for Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal)

Mohamed Elneny goes into the book after stopping Ryan Bertrand's charge down the left.

McQueen battles

Sam McQueen challenges Kieran Gibbs early on in the first-half, where it remains 1-0 to Saints thanks to Jordy Clasie's strike.

Clasie finish

Jordy Clasie keeps his composure to fire Saints in front, despite the best efforts of Mohamed Elneny. Keep it going, lads! 💪

19’

Hosts look to respond

Arsenal have responded well to falling behind. Alex Iwobi has seen an effort blocked, before Carl Jenkinson got into a promising position on the right before a wayward cross.

GOALSCORER 4 Jordy Clasie

Jordy opens the scoring

Ryan Bertrand's cross sees Sofiane Boufal's shot blocked, but Jordy Clasie follows up to smash the ball past Emiliano Martinez. Get in!

11’

GOOOAL!!!

Jordy Clasie (11’) | Arsenal 0 1 Southampton

9’

Solid start from Southampton

It's been a positive opening ten minutes from the visitors, but no clear-cut chances for either side so far.

We're under way!

Arsenal kick proceedings off and we're up and running in the EFL Cup quarter-final. Come on, Saints! 😇

19.47

we will have a mix of youth and experience, but still 90 per cent of the first-team squad.

arsene wenger
arsenal manager
19.38

They're here!

Watch as Saints arrived at the Emirates Stadium earlier this evening, as we edge closer to kick-off in the EFL Cup quarter-final.

19.37

Saints arrive!

The Southampton squad and staff arrive at the Emirates Stadium, before heading out to inspect the pitch ahead of tonight's EFL Cup quarter-final.

19.00

Arsenal team vs Southampton

Starting XI: Martinez, Gibbs (c), Holding, Gabriel, Jenkinson, Elneny, Coquelin, Ramsey, Reine-Adelaide, Iwobi, Perez

Subs: Macey (GK), Mavididi, Maitland-Niles, Bola, Bielik, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain

18.53

Southampton team vs Arsenal

Starting XI: Forster, Martina, Yoshida, van Dijk (c), Bertrand, Davis, Reed, Clasie, Boufal, McQueen, Long.

Substitutes: Lewis, Cédric, Stephens, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, Rodriguez, Sims.

18.46

Team news on its way!

Who will Claude Puel name in his starting XI for tonight's EFL Cup quarter-final against Arsenal? We'll bring you the teams shortly.

18.37

It's a great opportunity for us, says Long

Watch as Shane Long looks ahead to tonight's EFL Cup quarter-final clash against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

18.33

Long previews Arsenal clash

Shane Long knows the pain of exiting the League Cup at the quarter-final stage. He spoke about tonight hopefully being third time lucky.

18.22

Puel previews Arsenal

Get the thoughts of Saints boss Claude Puel ahead of tonight's EFL Cup quarter-final against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

17.54

The scene is set!

We're all set for tonight's EFL Cup quarter final at the Emirates Stadium! We'll bring you team news at 6.45pm GMT.

17.53

the way southampton has come on as a club in the last few years, i think it deserves a bit of silverware.

shane long
striker
17.41

it's an opportunity for southampton to win something and perhaps to have the ability to play in european games for next year.

claude puel
manager
17.40

It's matchday! 😇

There's a place in the semi-finals up for grabs as Southampton take on Arsenal in the EFL Cup quarter-final at the Emirates Stadium.

17.38

Arsenal v Saints Line Ups

Arsenal

26
Emiliano Martinez (GK)
16
Rob Holding
5
Gabriel
3
Kieran Gibbs (C)
25
Carl Jenkinson
Ainsley Maitland-Niles (64′)
8
Aaron Ramsey
31
Jeff Reine-Adelaide
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (62′)
34
Francis Coquelin
17
Alex Iwobi
35
Mohamed Elneny
Granit Xhaka (43′)
9
Lucas Pérez
55
Ainsley Maitland-Niles
57
Stephy Mavididi
37
Krystian Bielik
15
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
29
Granit Xhaka
54
Matt Macey
38
Marc Bola

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand
15
Cuco Martina
3
Maya Yoshida
17
Virgil van Dijk (C)
18
Harrison Reed
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (65′)
8
Steven Davis
4
Jordy Clasie
19
Sofiane Boufal
Josh Sims (66′)
38
Sam McQueen
7
Shane Long
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
39
Josh Sims
41
Harry Lewis
9
Jay Rodriguez
2
Cédric Soares
24
Jack Stephens

Arsenal v Saints Match Stats

Arsenal

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    63
    37
  • Shots
    17
    13
  • Shots on target
    5
    4
  • Corners
    10
    4
  • Passes Complete
    545
    297

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
Shots On Target
1
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
Chances Created
2
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
Passes Completed
43
Steven Davis
Steven Davis
Tackles
6
Harrison Reed
Harrison Reed
Clearances
8
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
5
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster