Arsenal Caught Out By Southampton – Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal were not at the races for their 2-2 draw with Southampton.

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The Gunners were thoroughly outplayed in the first half as Jose Fonte’s 21st-minute header gave Saints a well-deserved lead at the break.

Two quick-fire goals after the interval, with in-form duo Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla once again on target, gave the visitors a lead to defend before Adam Lallana pulled Southampton level and Mathieu Flamini saw red late on.

The Frenchman said : “I think in the first-half Southampton played very well and we didn’t play well,”.

“Southampton deserved the lead at half-time and in the second-half I felt we played well and it was a very good football game.

“We played in second gear and Southampton in fourth. They played at a higher pace than us, decided to stop us from playing and did it very well. It is difficult to maintain but they did it for 90 minutes and they did it very well in the first-half.

“You want the three points in every game but it is a difficult place Southampton. When you look at the overall record it can happen sometimes away from home you take only one point.”

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