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Arsenal’s faltering quest for Champions League qualification suffered another setback after they slipped to an uninspiring 1-0 Premier League loss at Southampton.

Tottenham’s shock home defeat to Brighton in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off offered the Gunners the chance to move level on points with their fourth-placed north London rivals.

But Mikel Arteta’s men blew a major opportunity to capitalise at St Mary’s as Jan Bednarek’s strike on the stroke of half-time condemned them to a fourth defeat from five games.

The Gunners found Fraser Forster in inspired form, with the Southampton goalkeeper making stunning saves to deny Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe.

Arsenal still have game in hand over Spurs, albeit that’s an extremely tough trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in midweek. 

The latest slip-up provides further encouragement for fellow top-four hopefuls Manchester United, who edged past Norwich thanks to a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo.

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