FA Cup holders Arsenal were excluded from the competition after a 1-0 loss at Southampton on Saturday in the fourth round

Gabriel’s own goal in the first half was enough to give Southampton their first win over Arsenal in the FA Cup

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Before the game, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had traveled but could not play for “personal reasons” “

Southampton started bright and James Ward-Prowse almost scored in five minutes, but his corner rattled against the crossbar

Former Arsenal striker Theo Walcott had an opportunity shortly thereafter, but couldn’t find a way past Bernd Leno

The hosts took the lead after 24 minutes when Gabriel deflected a cross from Kyle Walker-Peters

Arsenal improved in the second half and Rob Holding had a good chance to level from a corner but failed to hit the target

Both teams were close to goal after the hour when Walcott passed from close range while Eddie Nketiah scored a nice shot from Fraser Forster

Nketiah didn’t score a good chance in stoppage time and Southampton held by You will face Wolves in the FA Cup fifth round in February

“We had more clout and more power in the first half,” Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl told BT Sport. “In the second half, it’s normal for them to have a lift. We have to get to the second goal

“We took a chance or two – Shane Long should have received a penalty We had early ball wins but our last decision wasn’t always the best In general our work was good without the ball It was a good team effort today”

It was the third in the last four seasons that Arsenal failed to reach the fifth round of the competition

“Really sad not to be in the competition,” Arteta told BT Sport after the game. “Disappointed to be out and as we admitted we had problems in the first half and casual mistakes due to the high press they got make

“In the second half we had two or three big chances but not enough It was an even game In the first half they won a lot of second balls In the second half we added more quality

“We became more dominant and created opportunities, but it wasn’t enough” We’ll look at the market and see what we can do “

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