Holders Arsenal knocked out of FA cup at Southampton

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Holders Arsenal bowed out of the FA Cup within the fourth spherical as Gabriel’s first-half personal purpose condemned them to a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Southampton on Saturday.

The Gunners’ defence of the trophy they gained by beating Chelsea final August ended with one thing of a whimper as Mikel Arteta’s aspect struggled with repeatedly sloppy defending.

Southampton deservedly took the lead within the twenty fourth minute when Kyle Walker-Peters drilled a low cross into the realm and Gabriel inadvertently touched it previous keeper Bernd Leno.Arsenal may have fallen additional behind with residence striker Danny Ings going shut for the hosts on a number of events.

The guests did apply some second-half strain however Southampton had been snug as they held on to arrange a fifth-round conflict with Wolverhampton Wanderers. (Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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