Southampton 1 Arsenal 1

"We kept going. It was game of high intensity", Wenger told BBC Sport.

The Gunners put in yet another languid performance, as a Per Mertesacker mistake gifted Charlie Austin a goal in the 3rd minute.

One of the more peculiar moments in an entertaining match came late in the second half when Cech was forced into a moment of improvisation. It was a clinical from Saints but another woeful early defensive error from Arsenal. Yet although Arsenal rescued a draw, this result could leave them three points adrift of the top four by the end of Liverpool's meeting with Everton.

"It was a bit in their head and they were a bit apprehensive to start well again and that's why it is sometimes not good to talk about the problem because you create a bigger one".

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They pressed forward with more objective after the restart, dominating possession, yet were unable to penetrate a home defence that was demonstrating far more resilience than the Gunners' own backline. Oriol Romeu was first, seeing a spectacular long-range effort rattle off of the cross bar and then Ryan Bertrand dragged his shot wide after being played in one-on-one.

The veteran manager wasn't happy at all after Arsenal's disappointing 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary's this afternoon.

Giroud has scored 10 goals in the 80th minute or later in 2017 for Arsenal. In the second half, there was a lot of time-wasting, especially on the final ball on the counter-attack.

Despite seeing most of the ball, Southampton had the two best chances of the game.

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  • Regina Holmes