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Arsenal have crashed out of the English FA Cup after a 1-0 defeat to Southampton ended their hopes of successfully defending the title.

A first-half winner – an own goal -by Gabriel, who turned in a Kyle Walker-Peters cross in the 24th minute, knocked the Gunners out of the competition in the fourth round.

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It was the first goal Arsenal had conceded in 508 minutes as they suffered a first loss in seven matches.

Southampton will face another Premier League side, Wolves, in the next round.

Elsewhere, Brighton defeated Blackpool 2-1 to advance, Sheffield United also defeated Plymouth 2-1 to go through.

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