Arsenal have shrugged off the “cup team” tag for now, but not in the way they would have wanted. Their hopes of retaining the trophy are over after a first-half own goal by Gabriel won this tie for Southampton, who deserved to book a fifth-round trip to Wolves even if they were required to hold on as the minutes ticked down.

Mikel Arteta flung on the cavalry in an attempt to keep Arsenal’s interest alive but they could not muster an equaliser and, on this evidence, their hosts might fancy a deep run of their own over the coming months.

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