The Gunners maintained their excellent run of Premier League form by coming from behind to beat the Saints on Tuesday night at St Mary’s.
Arsenal missed a glorious chance to take the lead in the opening minute after Alexandre Lacazette failed to hit the target from a one-on-one situation.
Within two minutes, Stuart Armstrong gave Southampton the lead, scoring from a wonderful delivery from captain James Ward-Prowse.
Five minutes later, Nicolas Pepe equalised with a neat finish. Bukayo Saka put the Gunners ahead after going past keeper Alex McCarthy, before both the sides created some very good scoring chances.
The 19-year-old picked out Lacazette to seal all three points, with Arsenal dedicating the victory to absent captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who missed the game for personal reasons.
Lineker has hailed Saka as a ‘great talent’, adding he was ‘terrific’ against the Saints.
Young @BukayoSaka87 has been terrific again tonight. Great talent. 🙌🏻
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) January 26, 2021
Former Arsenal striker and club legend, Ian Wright, also posted a brilliant message on Twitter, sharing his love for the youngster.
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) January 26, 2021
Saka once again produced an energetic performance and showed why he is touted as one of the brightest young talents in the country.
Only a month ago, the Gunners were fighting for survival. However, their latest win – fifth win in six league games – have lifted them above Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side and up into the eighth spot, five points off a top-four position.