Coming into this EFL cup tie with Southampton, Arsene Wenger made ten changes to the starting line-up that won Bournemouth.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 30, 2016
That decision will later come back to hunt him as the gunners where ineffective in the first half allowing Jordy Clasie and Ryan Bertrand to pounce, giving Arsenal a two goal deficit at the break. At half time the boys went into the dressing room with a lot of boos at the Emirates stadium.
Mohamed Elneny picked up and injury in the 42nd minute and Granit Xhaka replaced the Egyptian. Arsene Wenger made two more substitutions to salvage the situation, bringing in Maitland-Niles and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Carl Jenkinson but Claude Puel’s men fought well to ensure the scoreline remained that way.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) November 30, 2016
The Gunners crashed out of the EFL cup! This happens every year! Wenger makes changes to reduce the normal injury crisis, changes that will later end the cup run.