#Arsenal 2-2 #Southampton: poor Emery side suffers 6-game winless run despite Alexandre Lacazette double
Arsenal are five Premier League games without a win after Alexandre Lacazette scored twice in a 2-2 home draw with Southampton.
2019/2020 Premier League :-2 – 2
Lacazette (18′) ,Lacazette (96′) ,Ings (8′),Ward-Prowse (71′ Penalty Missed) ,Ward-Prowse (71′)
Alexandre Lacazette scored deep in stoppage-time to rescue Arsenal a 2-2 draw at the end of a disjointed performance against struggling Southampton.
James Ward-Prowse looked to have scored the winning goal on his 250th appearance for Southampton as his side sensed a first Premier League victory in eight games might have been in the offing.
Lacazette – one of few Gunners players to come out of this game with any credit – took advantage of Southampton’s rickety defence to fire in an equaliser after 18 minutes but thereafter the hosts were sloppy in attack and ragged at the back.
Ward-Prowse stepped up to take a penalty with 19 minutes left on the clock and buried the rebound after Bernd Leno saved his spot-kick, only for Lacazette to level from close range 96 minutes into a contest his below-par team-mates will want to forget.
GOAL! Arsenal 0-1 Southampton (Ings)
Bertrand takes a free-kick quickly and catches the whole Arsenal defence out, allowing Ings to race into the box down the left and fire in off the near post!
GOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Southampton (Lacazette)
Aubameyang and Ozil link up cleverly before the latter plays a lovely ball in behind for Tierney to chase. The left-back gets to it well and crosses for Aubameyang, whose initial shot is blocked, but Lacazette is there to pick up the pieces and fires home on the swivel!
CLOSE! Hojberg’s header into the side netting
Hojbjerg gets his head to a Southampton corner at the back post, but he can only head into the side-netting! The Gunners don’t look comfortable defending set-pieces.
CHANCE! Aubameyang’s shot wide out
Lacazette charges into the box and gets a bit of fortune as the ball is cleared into him. Aubameyang latches onto the ball on the left and fires across goal, but it’s deflected just wide!
WHAT A SHOT! Pepe’s shot hits the crossbar
Tierney drives down the left well and stands a cross up to the back post for Pepe. He strikes it on the volley well and it cannons up off the ground and smacks off the crossbar!
GOAL! Arsenal 1-2 Southampton (Ward-Prowse)
Tierney tries to block Ings’ run off the ball and hauls him to the ground. The referee points to the spot! His inital spot-kick is saved but Leno can only parry back across goal and the midfielder can smash into an empty net!
GOAL! Arsenal 2-2 Southampton (Lacazette)
Martinelli beats his man down the left and crosses to the back post. It’s deflected but falls kindly for Lacazette, who steers home.
Arsenal 2-2 Southampton: poor Emery side suffers 6-game winless run despite Alexandre Lacazette double