Arsenal fans go home angry
– Arsenal manager Unai Emery admitted that he and his players had missed a big opportunity to appease the club’s angry supporters after the Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw at home to second-bottom Southampton.
It could have been worse for the under-pressure Spaniard as Alexandre Lacazette’s second equaliser of the day, six minutes into stoppage time, denied Southampton a first win at Arsenal since 1987.
Nevertheless, Emery’s men dropped to seventh place in the Premier League table, below Burnley and only a point ahead of north London rivals Tottenham, who won at West Ham in Jose Mourinho’s first match as manager.
Lacazette (above) had earlier cancelled out Danny Ings’ ninth-minute opener for Southampton, who went on to retake the lead through James WardProwse on the rebound after his second-half penalty had been saved by Bernd Leno.
Southampton squandered a host of clear chances to go 3-1 up, and although Lacazette made them pay for their profligacy, Arsenal were still booed off the field at the end. – AFP