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Watch: Arsenal Defender Laurent Koscielny Scores An Overhead Belter Against Southampton

Arsenal's French defender Laurent Koscielny (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring their first goal with an overhead kick during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at The Emirates Stadium in London, on September 10, 2016. / AFP / IKIMAGES / IKimages / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read IKIMAGES/AFP/Getty Images)

Arsenal had a slow start against Southampton at the Emirates this afternoon, but they have woken up in spectacular fashion.

The Gunners, with new signings Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Pérez in the starting eleven, went 1-0 down after 18 minutes when a Dusan Tadic free-kick rebounded off the crossbar and in off of unlucky goalkeeper Petr Cech.

Indeed, the lead was deserved – Southampton had the better of the play up until that point and were full value for their goal.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10:  Dusan Tadic of Southampton scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Southampton at Emirates Stadium on September 10, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

However, the equaliser was to come in the most unlikely of ways just over ten minutes later.

Southampton failed to clear their lines after a corner came into their box, and when the ball fell to defender Laurent Koscielny with his back to goal, the French international did this…

Koscielny, celebrating his 31st birthday today, scored an acrobatic overhead kick that most forwards would be extremely proud of.

The score remains at 1-1 with the first half drawing to a close. With Alexis Sánchez, Granit Xhaka, Olivier Giroud and Alex Iwobi to call upon should they need them, Arsenal will fancy their chances now of overturning the deficit and claiming their second victory of the season.

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