In the 23rd minute of this afternoon’s FA Cup 4th Round tie between Arsenal and Southampton, a marauding Spurs academy graduate Kyle Walker-Peters spelled danger.
The full-back was afforded a free run into space before he was slotted the ball by James Ward-Prowse, the youngster then composed himself as he worked into the box.
Former teammate Cedric Soares decided against putting a challenge in on the ace as he advanced into the area, something he paid for as Walker-Peters drilled a ball into the six-yard area.
The ball was turned into the back of the net by the outstretched leg of Gabriel Magalhaes, marking a nightmare return to action for the Brazilian.
Doesn’t matter how they go in ?
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We’ll see if this heavily-rotated Arsenal side have the quality to overcome such a deficit, with few chances so far, Southampton are well on their way to an upset.