Even after 33 years, Southampton failed to celebrate at Arsenal Stadium. They also had more players, but Mikel Arteta's team endured and can be happy with the point won (1: 1), they have only 14 in the Premier League this season.
Captain Auabameyang broke the ice and scored the third goal in the league, the Gunners collected only 11 of them in 13 rounds played. The sad season of Arsenal continues, the Saints will regret not taking the opportunity at the Emirates.
The whole defense of Arsenal collapsed in the opening minutes, and then in a second, the entire defense of Arsenal knelt down, Adams' good pass to the former Gunner Walcott, who ran to the backline of the hosts in the 18th minute and beat Leno with a lob.
A couple of years ago, they could hardly wait to get rid of him, and today he is in a situation to lob their goalkeeper at the Emirates. Only two men scored more goals than Walcott at the stadium in the north of the capital.
The Englishman scored his 38th goal at the stadium, which until recently he called home, only Robin Van Persie (46) and Olivier Giroud (40) managed to score more. By the end of the first part of the game, Gunner's were better- Pepe's attempt from the 29th minute was blocked by Southampton's defense, then Ceballos fell in the opponent's penalty area, referee Paul Tierney did not think to point to the white dot.
The first half finished with a minimal advantage of Southampton, and from the very beginning of the sequel, we got the impression that Arsenal is playing with some new energy. Saka started a great action in the 52nd minute in front of the Saints 'penalty area, Aubameyang missed the ball to Nketiah and ran behind the guests' defense, got a good pass from the young English national team player, and finally he scored a goal, his third, another clear indicator of their game.
Saka had a chance in the 61st minute, he warmed up McCarthy's gloves, but there was no change in the result. Less than 60 seconds have passed since the new good opportunity for the team from north London when darkness fell on Gabriel's eyes.
He knocked down Walcott in the middle of the field and earned a second yellow card, Arsenal was left with ten, it was the seventh red card of the Gunners since Arteta took over the team in the middle of last season. Clearly, the initiative of Southampton started, the host was lucky in the 70th minute, when Redmond hit the post.
Good interventions by Luiz and Leno prevented Southampton from winning the game. In the finish, Redmond threatened the host again, this time he hit the outside of the net from a good position. Holding could have shocked the guests, but in the last seconds of the game, he hit the crossbar after Saka's cross. Dividing the points at the Emirates, Arsenal can be satisfied, the fans certainly no