Southampton 1 - 1 Arsenal

Match info: Premier League at St. Mary's Stadium

Date: 01/01/2013 KO: 17:30 Ref: L Probert Att: 31,743

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Gaston Ramirez 34



Guly 41 (og)

FT (ht: 1-1)

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  • Walcott is unable to inspire Arsenal to victory on his return to Southampton on New Year's Day as they have to settle for a 1-1 draw. Southampton climb out of the relegation zone after a deserved share of the points while Arsenal slip up in the race for the Champions League. Stay with us for all the post-match reaction.


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  • Wenger is furious on the touchline. Walcott has a free-kick wide on the right and a chance to cross. But he smacks it straight into the shins of the Southampton wall.

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  • For once, Arsenal open up the Southampton defence with Gibbs on the overlap down the left. But the full-back, when he has the chance to shoot, tries to play a pass and Yoshida can clear.

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  • ADDED TIME: There will be a minimum of three added minutes before the final whistle.

  • Arsenal are finishing the stronger and the ball breaks for Giroud inside the box. But Fonte defends very well.

  • Chance for Puncheon. He shows some neat footwork to dance into the penalty area but then his shot is rising and straight at Szczesny, who can punch clear.

  • From the free-kick, Wilshere sends the ball into the box. Arsenal keep it alive inside the six-yard box but then Boruc leaps high to show better handling than the fashion in which he started the game.

  • De Ridder's first contribution is to receive a booking after pulling down Sagna in a race down the wing.

  • This will be a frustrating result for Wenger if it stays like this and will represent dropped points in the race for the Champions League. His team have never quite clicked today.

  • Gervinho cuts in from the left on his stronger right foot and sends an effort skidding just into the side-netting. Southampton hearts were in mouths then.

  • Southampton make their final change. De Ridder comes on for Guly, who scored the own goal which equalised for Arsenal.

  • Credit to Southampton, who will climb out of the relegation zone if it stays like this, they are not shutting up shop. But they need to be careful they do not get hit on the break.

  • The game is ending in a scrappy fashion. If someone could put a foot on the ball, it could have a decisive impact.

  • Great hit from Arteta on the half-volley from 25 yards but his left-foot effort curls wide of the target.

  • It will surely be a case of the next goal winning the game from here. But chances have been few and far between.

  • Corner to Southampton but it is an easy clearance for Arsenal

  • Southampton make another change. Goalscorer Ramirez goes off and is replaced by rising star Ward-Prowse.

  • Giroud's touch again lets him down. Inside the area, his control is heavy when receiving a pass from Gervinho and Southampton can let the ball roll out for a goal-kick.

  • Oxlade-Chamberlain looked a little disappointed to be taken off on what was his return to Southampton. He had a good battle with Shaw.


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