Arsenal’s 19 games unbeaten run in all competitions was ended following their 2-0 loss to Southampton at the Emirates in the quarterfinal of the English Football League Cup on Wednesday night.
Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi returned to the Arsenal line-up after sitting out last weekend’s league clash against Bournemouth.
Jordy Clasie gave Southampton the lead in the 13th minute, after his thunderous shot from outside the area flew past Emilio Martinez.
In the 38th minute Ryan Bertrand doubled Southampton’s lead, placing his low strike into the bottom left corner.
Arsenal have now failed to go past the quarterfinal of the League Cup since last achieving the feat in 2011.