Arse­nal fans go home an­gry

The Citizen (KZN) - - Sport - Lon­don

– 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

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