Former England defender and BBC pundit Danny Mills has heaped praise on a couple of Arsenal stars following their display at the St. Mary’s stadium this weekend.
Despite concerns of a tough visit to Southampton ahead of the FA Cup tie, the Gunners ran out 5-0 winners in the end, comfortably securing a spot in the round of 16 of the competition yet again.
The thumping victory saw English forwards Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott look sharp in front of goal with the former scoring a double on his first start since May 2016 while the latter bagged a rare hat-trick.
According to Danny Mills, the performance which the duo delivered proved they were a class above many on the pitch on Saturday.
“Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck both played very, very well,” the pundit told BBC Radio 5 Live (via BBC Sport).
“The guys are talking about changes and Southampton made too many. Their young players looked in awe of the Arsenal players. It was a very comprehensive, easy win.”
During the game, Mills also suggested that the result would have been even more emphatic had Arsene Wenger not chosen to rest several of his key players.
“You have to remember that Claude Puel wouldn’t have known that Arsene Wenger would field a weakened team here tonight.” he added
“Imagine if Arsenal had fielded their strongest side? Southampton would have been battered!”