A stunning free kick from Alexis Sanchez wasn’t enough to stop Arsenal from going out of their first competition of the season against Southampton in the League Cup last night.
A mixture of fringe players and established first team stars gave Arsenal a decent looking team heading into the game but goals from Dusan Tadic and the highly rated Nathaniel Clyne were enough to see the Saints over the line.
Arsene Wenger handed a debut to David Ospina in goal and also played Abou Diaby, who got a tremendous reception, in midfield after a horror run of injuries which threatened his career.
It was always going to be difficult for Arsenal despite the quality of Sanchez and the consistency of Jack Wilshere, because Southampton are one of the form sides in the country at the moment.
Ronald Koeman didn’t mess around and name a strong team and he got his tactics spot on, restricting Arsenal to a special free kick in terms of the goals they scored.
We’ve produced a gallery of Arsenal snaps from last night, which tell the story of the game.