Southampton Vs Arsenal: Mikel Arteta and His Boys Failed To Go Four Points Clear Of The Premier League Table

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Arsenal failed to extend their lead to four points in the Premier League table this season as they failed to beat Southampton.

Arsenal Held Down By Relentless Southampton And Failed To Go Four Points Clear Of The Premier League Table

Arsenal needed to defeat Southampton in order to increase their lead. The failure over Southampton prevented Arsenal from ending the week four points clear of the Premier League table after Manchester City’s victory over Brighton on Saturday.

The Arsenal team led by coach Mikel Arteta has won eight straight matches across all competitions, and Southampton posed a lot of threat to the Gunners earlier today, October 23.

Due to a hamstring injury, Kyle Walker-Peters missed a significant amount of time for Southampton, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles was unable to play against his parent club.

The same lineup as against Leeds was used by Arsenal, with Takehiro Tomiyasu starting in place of Kieran Tierney at left back.

Despite some substantial absences, Southampton was determined to cause problems for Arsenal after defeating Bournemouth 1-0 in their previous match.

As the game began, Saka sent in a dangerous ball for Arsenal to trouble Southampton, but no one was able to completely reach it.

Arsenal took the lead in the eleventh minute when Xhaka, who had been on a goal-scoring streak, finished skillfully after latching onto White’s pass.

There was still work to be done even though Arsenal had complete control of the game and was sure of earning another three points.

If well enough, Che Adams might have been a possibility for Southampton as they try to draw even.

Lyanco wins a throw-in on the right side deep within the Arsenal half as Southampton attempted to pass their way out of the defense while under heavy pressure from Arsenal.

After an unfortunate bounce, his long pass was cleared, and Elyounoussi made a late tackle on Partey in midfield.

With their meticulous possession management and pop, pop, pop passes in the middle, Arsenal appeared to be regaining control of the game. They were, however, obviously tired of Southampton’s daring forays forward.

Arsenal Held Down By Relentless Southampton And Failed To Go Four Points Clear Of The Premier League Table

Today, Caleta-Car got away with some fairly aggressive wrestling with Jesus. The Southampton defender was always encircling the Brazilian with two arms whenever the ball was directed his way.

The Ian Copestake Arsenal supporters! Elyounoussi played a fantastic little pass back inside Gabriel during a brilliant counterattack, allowing Stuart Armstrong to sprint on to it and shoot across Ramsdale and into the corner without pausing.

At the 65th minute mark, Armstrong got Southampton back in the game!

Arsenal appeared to be in charge, but Southampton equalized thanks to Stuart Armstrong’s cool-headed finish after Elyounoussi did well to set him up.

The Southampton goal came just as Arsenal was settling into their comfort zone.

They were unable to increase the level of competition in the game, a style of football which has helped Arsenal to move four points ahead of the log table earlier.

When Gabriel was standing in a different area from Walcott, who was standing close to the halfway line, Walcott was penalized for a terrible dive.

Then, 5 more minutes of extra time were added in an effort by Arsenal to save the game.

Southampton displayed great spirit in the second half, demonstrating to the Saints faithful that Hassenhutl is still capable of motivating his group.

Partey sent in a far throw-in. The last whistle blew after it was apparent that no magic could be done by either sides.

The Gunners was unable to defeat Southampton in order to jump four points ahead in the Premier League standings as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

The draw left Arsenal with 28 points in 11 games, two points above second placed Manchester City.

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