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Danny Welbeck's double helped a much-changed Arsenal overcome the spirited challenge of Southampton, who saw their relegation fears increase at Emirates Stadium.

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Danny Welbeck scored his first goal in 17 Premier League matches when he put Arsenal ahead twice at the Emirates

Danny Welbeck's double helped a much-changed Arsenal overcome the spirited challenge of Southampton, who saw their relegation fears increase at Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger made seven changes with Thursday's Europa League quarter-final second leg against CSKA Moscow in mind, and trailed when Shane Long capitalised on a first-half mix-up between keeper Petr Cech and centre-back Shkodran Mustafi.

But the hosts recovered to lead after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang prodded in his sixth goal since joining from Borussia Dortmund for £56m in January, then Welbeck - who created the leveller with a clever flick - got his first league goal since September.

Southampton then equalised when substitute Charlie Austin turned in Cedric Soares' cross but Welbeck headed Arsenal back in front after both sides missed a string of chances.

Mark Hughes' men, who had defender Jack Stephens sent off in added time before Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny was also dismissed, remain 18th in the table and three points from safety.

The South coast outfit also had a second Long goal ruled out for offside and defender Wesley Hoedt saw his header cleared off the line by Elneny.

And goalkeeper Alex McCarthy kept the visitors' second-half hopes alive with a string of impressive stops to deny Aubameyang, Granit Xhaka and Alex Iwobi.
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