Key Stats as Alexis & Giroud send Arsenal fifth
– Alexis Sanchez has scored more away Premier League goals than any other player this season (14).
– Sanchez is only the fifth Arsenal player to score 20 Premier League goals in a season, after Ian Wright, Thierry Henry, Emmanuel Adebayor and Robin van Persie.
– This is Sanchez’s best ever league goal return in the top five European leagues, beating his previous best of 19 in 2013-14 with Barcelona.
– The Gunners have won four of their last five Premier League games (L1) since adopting a three-man defence.
– Southampton have had 29 shots in their last three Premier League games without scoring.
– Olivier Giroud has six Premier League substitute goals this season and only Adam Le Fondre (eight in 2012-13) has more in a single campaign than the Frenchman.
– Giroud’s goal was his 100th in the top-flight of European football (33 in Ligue 1, 67 in the Premier League).