Cedric foul throw sums up Arsenal afternoon as Southampton dump Gunners out of FA Cup January 23, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer

Arsenal’s miserable 2020/21 campaign continued as Southampton dumped the holders out of the FA Cup with a 1-0 victory in the fourth round.

An uninspiring affair was decided when Gabriel inadvertently deflected a Kyle Walker-Peters cross into his own net on 24 minutes.

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Walker-Peters created the game-deciding moment

Mikel Arteta was left to rue his decision to rest several key players, as the likes of Bukayo Saka and Alexandre Lacazette started on the bench, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was ruled out due to a personal issue just hours before the match.

Nonetheless, it was the sort of tepid display which has left Arsenal languishing in 10th place in the Premier League, as under-performers Willian and Nicolas Pepe struggled once again.

Any Arsenal fan will tell you a deeply frustrating undercurrent of their season has been the absurd number of foul throws – and as former Saints man Cedric committed the seventh of the season in the second-half, it felt like a moment which summed up the club’s day.

Southampton will face Wolves in the next round

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Southampton will face Wolves in the next round

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