Southampton 2-2 Arsenal Highlights
Premier League leaders Arsenal dropped points in the title race as they were held to a draw by Southampton in an enthralling contest.
Jose Fonte headed in Luke Shaw’s cross to give the Saints a deserved lead.
But Arsenal turned things round with two quick goals after half-time from Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla.
Adam Lallana brought Southampton level when he turned in a Jay Rodriguez pass before Arsenal’s Mathieu Flamini was sent off for a rash challenge.
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Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
Date: Tuesday, 28 January, 2014
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Arsenal are unbeaten in their last nine matches against Southampton in all competitions since losing 3-2 at St Mary’s in the Premier League in November 2002.
The last two matches between the teams at St Mary’s have ended 1-1.
Southampton have 31 points from 22 matches, their best tally at this stage of a Premier League season since 2002-03, when they had 35 points. They finished that season in eighth place.
They average 58% ball possession in the Premier League this season, second only to Swansea (59%).
The Saints have conceded 20 goals in the last 11 league games, having let in just five goals in their opening 11 matches.
Rickie Lambert needs one league goal to complete a century for the club.
Arsenal’s tally of 51 points is their joint second-best total after 22 top-flight matches of a season. They had 52 points in 2003-04, when they went unbeaten all season.
Arsenal and Tottenham have the joint-best away record in the top flight, earning 25 points from 11 games.
The Gunners have the division’s best defensive record, conceding 19 goals and keeping 10 clean sheets.
Arsene Wenger’s side have hit the target with 53% of their shots this season, the best accuracy rate in the division.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored nine goals in 36 league appearances for Southampton in two seasons with the club in League One.
Aaron Ramsey is poised to make his 150th career league appearance.