Arsenal vs Southampton: Lacazette's goal gives Gunners 2-2 draw against Saints

Arsenal vs Southampton: Lacazette's goal gives Gunners 2-2 draw against Saints

- Gunners were on the verge of an embarassing defeat against the struggling Saints

- Alexandre Lacazette netted the goal which saved the Gunners from an home defeat

- Unai Emery remains under serious pressure at Arsenal following this draw against Saints

Alexandre Lacazette on Saturday, November 23, scored a late minute goal which saved Arsenal from an embarrassing Premier League home defeat against Southampton as it ended 2-2

The Gunners knew before the match that they had the chance of going fifth on the Premier League standings if they win, but they were unable to beat their visitors.

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Unai Emery's men had the first chance to score in the 4th minute when Mesut Ozil located Aubameyang with a fine pass, but the Gabon international was unable to beat McCarthy.

Southampton took the lead at the Emirates stadium in the 8th minute through Danny Ings who benefited from an assist by Ryan Bertrand.

But the Gunners restored parity in the 18th minute through Alexandre Lacazette who scored a superb goal to the delight of all Arsenal fans.

Arsenal were anxiously looking for the winner in the second half, but they were unable to get it and instead conceded a goal in the 71st minute through James Ward Prowse.

Alexandre Lacazette eventually netted the late minute goal which gave Arsenal a point at the Emirates stadium against Southampton as the match ended 2-2.

Arsenal will be glad Southampton were far from clinical in front of goal as Mali international Moussa Djenepo had a couple of clear-cut chances but could not convert.

With the game meandering towards a draw, Emery and the entire Emirates stadium breathed a collective sigh of relief as Lacazette latched at the end of a cross to hit an equalizer at the tail end of the game.

In other results, Wolverhampton Waonderers continued their resurgence after an impressive 2-1 away win at Bournemouth, while Leicester solidified second place on the log with an impressive 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Ammex Stadium.

Tottenham’s early victory in Mourinho’s first game in charge coupled with Wolves’ victory means Arsenal have dropped several positions to eight on the log.

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Source: Sports Brief News