Alexis Sánchez continued to his impressive start to his Arsenal career with a brilliant curling free-kick to put his new side 1-0 up on Southampton in the third round of the Capital One Cup. Just 14 minutes had been played at the Emirates Stadium when the big summer signing from Barcelona stepped up to a free-kick 25 yards out and placed it expertly right into the top left-hand corner. Fraser Forster in the visitor’s goal was unmoved.
Sánchez was one of of the few first-choice players on show for Arsenal as Arsene Wenger again made several changes for the League Cup. Also in the team was debutant goalkeeper David Ospina, as well as Abou Diaby, making his latest return from injury.
The goal was Sánchez’s fourth in just his eighth appearance for Arsenal, having also scored the winner in the Champions League playoff against Besiktas as well as registering in the league draws with Leicester City and Manchester City.