Arsenal were comprehensively defeated away to Southampton on New Years Day, and the scoreline could have been much worse were it not for some last ditch saves and the upright.
Arsene Wenger’s men were left to rue what could have been after two defensive lapses handed the southerners a two goal advantage
Here are some of the snaps from yesterday’s disappointing loss.
Calum Chambers (consistently jeered by the home supporters) made his first start in central midfield:
Alexis Sanchez was at the heart of almost all of Arsenal’s attacks:
- ‘Break club record spend or look elsewhere’ Arsenal told
- Arsenal eye player Lionel Messi claimed to be ‘similar to Xavi’
- Arsenal urged to buy ‘January transfer window bargain’ for £6m
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain produced an encouraging performance:
Mathieu Debuchy had real trouble controlling Pelle (pictured) and Tadic:
Mane celebrates his opener – a superb lob with Szczesny way off his line:
Tadic was handed Southampton’s second on a plate after another horrendous defensive lapse:
Alexis almost pulls one back with a sublimely taken free kick:
Fraser Forster was in inspired form for Southampton:
Szczesny pulled off an excellent dashing save to deny the Saints an even greater lead:
Ronald Koeman, Southampton’s manager, had the last laugh on what was a disappointing trip to the coast for the Gunners: