Stuart Armstrong scored a sublime goal for Southampton against Arsenal on Tuesday night to give the Saints the lead in the Premier League clash.
However, his team were unable to build on such a fine start and ended up losing the game 3-1. With the loss Southampton missed out on a chance to go seventh in the table.
All his attacking instincts
The defeat shouldn’t take away from what was a sublime finish by the 28-year-old. The goal displayed all his attacking instincts.
He met a ball on the edge of the penalty box from a corner and hit a half-volley into the back of the net, giving the goalkeeper no chance.
The goal was appreciated by the official Twitter account if the Scottish national team, who were suitably impressed.
💥 What a finish from Stuart Armstrong 🏴🙌pic.twitter.com/EjkO6eVBgB
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) January 26, 2021
The goal was Armstrong’s third of the season, and he will be looking to add to that number before the end of the season. Would it be too much to aim for 10 goals before the end of the season? It is certainly a target to aim for.
Interestingly, Armstrong didn’t come up against his Scotland teammate Kieran Tierney. Tierney missed the game due to injury.
Could face Scotland teammate soon
As for Armstrong, he and Southampton will be looking to get back on track as soon as possible. They have that opportunity when they take on Aston Villa in their next game on Saturday.
That game could see Armstrong could up against a Scotland teammate. John McGinn seems a certain starter for Aston Villa. His midfield battle with Armstrong will no doubt be eagerly watched by Scotland manager Steve Clarke.