Southampton fans excited by Armstrong performance

Southampton opened their preparations for the 2018-19 Premier League season with a 3-2 win over Chinese club Jiangsu Suning on Wednesday afternoon.

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Manolo Gabbiadini, Nathan Redmond and Sam Gallagher were on the scoresheet as the Premier League outfit began their pre-season with a victory.

It was a positive 90 minutes for the Saints, and the club’s supporters were keen to pay tribute to summer arrival Stuart Armstrong, who provided a wonderful assist for Gabbiadini to make the breakthrough.

Armstrong is a recent arrival from Celtic, and has already been tipped by the Southampton fans to play a key role for the English outfit.

The midfielder was named in a strong starting XI, and did not take long to make his mark.

Saints boss Mark Hughes has already added some exciting players this summer, and the club are said to be far from finished as they look to avoid a repeat of last season.

A selection of the Twitter reaction to Armstrong’s performance can be seen below: