Arsenal 2-0 Southampton Stats and Highlights
Saints goalkeeper Artur Boruc gifted Arsenal the opener, dwelling on a back-pass and allowing Giroud to tap in.
Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey had hit the post, while Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez went close for the visitors.
Giroud sealed the win from the penalty spot after Jose Fonte was penalised for pulling Per Mertesacker’s shirt.
1-0 Giroud 22′
2-0 Giroud (Penalty) 86′