Arsenal secured a late win over Southampton thanks to Santi Cazorla’s late penalty.
After spending nearly £90 million this summer, Arsenal fans began to believe their side would be able to avoid a stuttering to the season.
Although they lost their opening game of the new campaign against Liverpool, it seemed Arsene Wenger dusted his side down following their 3-1 win over Watford.
However today it seemed that Arsenal took two steps forward and one step back against Southampton. After going one goal behind, Laurent Koscielny scored a fantastic equaliser, but Arsenal failed to capitalise on their momentum in the second half.
Despite making a number of changes, Arsenal struggled to find any rhythm and break down the Southampton defence throughout the second half.
Neither Olivier Giroud or Alexis Sanchez could inspire their side, and the Gunners had to wait until the 92nd minute to be awarded what some might regard as a fortuitous penalty.
Although Santi Cazorla converted from the spot, Arsenal fans were far from pleased with their side’s performance.
No Tempo, No Rhythm, No Hunger, No Passion, little sense and lots of confusion. Plenty things are just not working in this Arsenal set up.
— AJAYI Tiolu (@Tioluwa69) September 10, 2016
Three pooooooints boiiiiiiii. Arsenal were shiiiiiit but eh…no complaints I don’t care that Kos overhead goal makes up for it
— DatGuySam (@SammmySam_93) September 10, 2016
Good grief, @Arsenal left it late to get the win over Southampton today… and got away with one, if truth be told. I’ll take the 3 points.
— Will Scott (@guillum) September 10, 2016
Arsenal have used a “get out of jail free card” only thing worse than our performance was the ref, imagine that going the other way!!!!
— Richard (@R_GOONER) September 10, 2016
— Euan Rellie (@euanrellie) September 10, 2016
Arsenal are offensively weak for years now, they need more than Perez. Another frustrating season ahead I’m afraid.
— Mark Kelly (@SparksK21) September 10, 2016
Typical Arsenal. Poor performance. V lucky to win. Bright spot was Mustafi looked solid. Perez needs time & we didn’t play to his strengths.
— Rob Macpherson (@RJ_Macpherson) September 10, 2016
Just a normal day of supporting Arsenal, well maybe 5 more heart attacks than normal.
— TikiTakaConnor (@TikiTakaConnor) September 10, 2016