Arsene Wenger delivers update on Aaron Ramsey Arsenal contract

German defender Shkodran Mustafi competes for the ball during the first half on Thursday

German defender Shkodran Mustafi competes for the ball during the first half on Thursday

A dramatic finish saw Jack Wilshere tangle with Jack Stephens - the Saints man was shown a straight red, while Mohamed Elneny was also dismissed for a push to the face. You see people are criticising Cristiano Ronaldo, and he's at the pinnacle.

The reigning champions now trail Tottenham and Liverpool by 10 points with just six games left to salvage a place in the Champions League next season.

Welbeck said on the squad depth at Emirates Stadium: "It is nice".

However, Welbeck teed up Aubameyang for his sixth goal in eight games since joining for a club-record fee from Borussia Dortmund and then put Arsenal in front before the break.

Although it was hard to ascertain just as to why Elneny was sent off, referee Andre Marriner instantly produced a straight red to give him his marching orders.

Aubameyang's goals won't do much to salvage this sorry league campaign for Arsenal, but at least they offer a bit of hope for the future - as well as bailing out the deficiencies in defence.

"I m happy with the assist and glad to get the goals. I was always confident because I see this team behave every day and you can only be proud of their behaviour". The competition is there so you are going to improve and better yourself. I've had it my whole career.

The 25-year-old has played in 11 top-flight games for the Emirates outfit and will be eyeing his 12th appearance in the Europa League as Arsenal look to progress to the semi-final of the competition.

"[Arsene] Wenger is one of the biggest [influences] for me, he keeps pushing the youngsters-me, Eddie [Nketiah] and Joe [Willock]-I think he has got a bright future planned for us".

"In some aspects of the game, there is no need to buy more players at that level, because we have young strikers as well - promising strikers", Wenger said, seemingly referring to teenager Eddie Nketiah, who was on the bench on Sunday.

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