Southampton vs Arsenal highlights: Arsenal’s unbeaten run finally came to an end with a 3-2 defeat at Southampton.
Arsenal suffered a shocking 3-2 defeat at Southampton as their 21-game unbeaten run finally came to an end. The Gunners came from behind twice, but Charlie Austin scored the winner in the 85th minute to seal an emphatic victory for Southampton.
This is Southampton’s only second win in the Premier League, and the results takes them out of the relegation zone
Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored twice for Arsenal in both the halves, but couldn’t see them through to the win.
Arsenal remain at fifth and are three points behind Chelsea, who beat Brighton 2-1 earlier tonight. While they will remain in the top-5 irrespective of the result of the game between United and Liverpool, Jose Mourinho’s side can bridge the gap to five points with the Gunners with a win.
Here are some of the best reactions to the game:
Needed this loss as a wake up call really. Emery needs to start our best players whenever possible and play them in their preferred position. Not blaming him but we need to do better than this.
Not an improvement from last year in terms of defending.
We move on. Big match next up
— P™ (@Cechque) December 16, 2018
Are Arsenal still unbeaten? pic.twitter.com/LNShqzVqIX
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) December 16, 2018
Arsenal have only won one of their last eight Premier League trips to St Mary’s W1 D4 L3
— Orbinho (@Orbinho) December 16, 2018
Banter will still flow but Arsenal shouldn’t beat themselves up because of this loss.
They have stability and an identity that could have taken Emery even longer to provide so all is still good.
— Yemi (@Babygiwa) December 16, 2018
Two weeks ago Arsenal beat Spurs and celebrated like they were back. Today they’re 5 points behind Spurs
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) December 16, 2018
As Arsenal’s amazing unbeaten run comes to an end let’s look back at some highlights:
– Win vs Qarabag
– Win vs Brentford
– Win vs Blackpool
– Draw with Wolves
– Win vs Vorskla
– Beat Spurs and celebrate in cars and topless on Twitter
5th in the PL.
A run to remember.
— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) December 16, 2018
FT: 3-2. Poor performance by Arsenal, unbeaten run over.
Turning my TV off before Roy Keane annoys me even more.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 16, 2018
Arsenal losing away to a Southampton team that have ZERO points at home this season is the most Arsenal thing Arsenal have done this season.
— FootballFunnys (@FootballFunnnys) December 16, 2018
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 16, 2018
You can talk about the 20+ match unbeaten run all you want, fact of the matter is Arsenal gave this same performance in more than half of those unbeaten matches. Long overdue result.
— Un Prophète (@mediocentroEN) December 16, 2018
Only Arsenal can make Tottenham look like WBA and Southampton look like Barcelona in a span of two weeks.
— Lacazettes (@Lacazettes) December 16, 2018
Arsenal’s 22 match unbeaten run is over ❌ pic.twitter.com/fNewceayTp
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_JokesOG) December 16, 2018
Arsenal lost to a manager called hazelnut man unreal
— 🅱hargav (@ThatIndianGuy) December 16, 2018
Arsenal fans when they compare Leno to Alisson, DDG and Ederson because of one save only to concede few minutes later. https://t.co/di9ndLR7zC
— . (@VintageSalah) December 16, 2018