Arsenal 3-3 Southampton Highlights
Watch Arsenal 3-3 Southampton Highlights, as Arsenal had a draw in the match against Southampton with 3-3 score on the premier league meetings in the Emirates Stadium at Saturday fixtures.
Gunners were expecting to present a crushing defeat to the relegation zoned Saints after the goals from Carlos Alcaraz, Theo Walcott, but for efforts of Martinelli on his goal, he was able to put Southampton back on the match and that goal gave their players.
After Gabriel Martinelli’s first-half goal failed to spark a comeback, captain Martin Odegaard looked to have scored a consolation two minutes from time but it sparked a remarkable Arsenal revival, with Bukayo Saka firing in the equaliser in the final minute.
The late drama prompted fans who had left the Emirates early to race back to their seats but despite relentless pressure Leandro Trossard striking the crossbar – there was to be no repeat of their thrilling fightbacks against Bournemouth or Aston Villa.
A third successive draw means Arsenal will take a five-point lead with them into Wednesday’s showdown with champions Manchester City, who have two games in hand on the Gunners and now hold the advantage in the Premier League title race.
Arsenal fans arrived in expectant mood, but their side were behind before many even had the chance to take their seats. Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, a pillar of the Gunners’ title challenge, gifted the ball to Alcaraz with a risky pass out, and the 20-year-old rifled his third Premier League goal into the far corner inside the opening 30 seconds.
Falling behind galvanised the home crowd but they were left shellshocked before a quarter of an hour had passed as Walcott, formerly of their parish, raced in behind to double Southampton’s advantage with a clinical finish.
Arteta on postmatch interview
Mikel Arteta said, “To have the courage to play the way we have played is incredible. We were on the way back when we conceded another sloppy goal on a set-play, but then at the end we should have won the game. We created enough chances and opportunities, and it didn’t happen, so we are disappointed for sure.
“You can’t concede three goals in this league. If you concede three goals in the way we conceded them, in a really sloppy way, it’s extremely difficult to win matches. We scored three and probably should have scored five or six, but it wasn’t enough to win it.
“This young team react in a way that’s incredible, against the odds and when you’re under the pressure. The way they continued to play, the chances they created, the spirit they have, it’s a joy to watch. I feel a lot for them today because some individuals, especially are hurting, but the message has been clear, that I love them.
Ruben Selles on postmatch interview
Ruben selles said, “We came here with the intention to win the game, to put a big performance and show that we are still a team that is alive. I think we did it. From the very beginning, we showed that we wanted to press high. We got the first goal very early and continued.
“Sometimes it’s very difficult to play against teams like Arsenal and Man City because they have so much quality and different ways to break your first pressure, but I think we were there. We showed character and different variations we can do.
“We are proud of the work and what we did as a unit together. That’s the way we need to follow for the rest of the season. Not long ago we saw Bournemouth being 2-0 up in this stadium and losing the game 2-3. We were in the game until the very last moment.”