Southampton v Arsenal: Alex McCarthy howler gifts Eddie Nketiah goal

  • Rob Swan

Arsenal desperately needed to bounce back with a victory against Southampton on Thursday night following their 2-1 defeat away at Brighton last Saturday.

And the Gunners took the lead in the 20th minute - thanks largely to Southampton’s goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

The 30-year-old attempted to pass the ball to a teammate, but inexplicably ended up given it straight to Eddie Nketiah.

Arsenal’s 21-year-old forward couldn’t believe his luck and was left with the easiest tap-in he’s ever likely to score.

An absolute gift from the Saints’ ‘keeper.

Watch McCarthy’s howler here…

Dear oh dear. It gets worth with every viewing.

That’s now six goals in 11 starts in all competitions from Nketiah this season.

The England Under-21 international certainly has a bright future ahead of him.

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