ARS vs SOU
Ings: Arsenal performance "a huge step"
Striker sees progress at the Emirates ahead of home double-header.
Ward-Prowse buoyed by Arsenal display
Midfielder focusses on positives following Arsenal draw.
Highlights: Arsenal 2-2 Saints
Watch the pick of the action from Emirates Stadium.
Gallery: Arsenal 2-2 Saints
The best of the images from an action packed afternoon at the Emirates.
90 in 90: Arsenal 2-2 Saints
Watch the key moments from a dramatic clash at Emirates Stadium.
Video: Hasenhüttl on dramatic draw
Watch the manager's post-match reaction from Arsenal.
Video: Ings reflects on topsy-turvy Arsenal clash
Goalscorer gives his thoughts on dramatic draw.
Hasenhüttl: We must take the positives
Saints manager reacts to draw at Arsenal.
Mixed emotions for Ings
Striker deflated but still encouraged after Arsenal draw.
Saints denied by last-gasp Arsenal
Our report as Southampton draw 2-2 at Emirates Stadium.
On The Road: Arsenal
Plan your journey to the Emirates Stadium with our away guide.
Hasenhüttl wants to reward Saints' support
Boss grateful to 3,000 travelling fans heading to Arsenal.
Video: Hasenhüttl's Arsenal preview
Manager looks ahead to Emirates Stadium trip.
Video: Hasenhütt's pre-Arsenal press conference (part two)
The second part of Ralph Hasenhüttl's pre-Arsenal media address.
Video: Hasenhüttl's pre-Arsenal press conference (part one)
The manager addresses media ahead of Arsenal trip.
Bertrand returns to leave Saints at full strength
The pre-Arsenal team news.
Tactical Watch: Arsenal
Sam Tighe analyses how Saints can exploit the Gunners.
Gallery: Internationals return to Staplewood
Saints gear up for Arsenal trip as players return from international duty.
Ticket Information: Arsenal vs Saints
Find out prices and sales dates for the Emirates Stadium trip.
ARS vs SOU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Southampton have to settle for a point at the Emirates as Lacazette pounces late on
- Ings breaks the deadlock in the seventh minute from quickly-taken Bertrand free-kick
- Lacazette equalises for Arsenal 10 minutes later
- Ward-Prowse scores the rebound after his initial penalty was saved 20 minutes from time
FULL TIME: Arsenal 2-2 Southampton
A great point in isolation, but what a huge chance missed for Southampton, who had countless opportunities to kill off their below-par hosts. Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse twice put Saints in front, but twice Alexandre Lacazette had the answer, including deep into stoppage time, as Arsenal scraped a point they simply did not deserve.
Boufal shoots wide
Another opportunity for Saints to get a third, as Boufal tries to curl one but it's just past the post.
Saints have been punished
Martinelli gets to the byeline and digs out a cross that reaches Lacazette at the far post, who pokes it in from close range. Saints have missed a hatful of chances to kill this game.
Alexandre Lacazette (+5’) | 2 – 2
Another great chance...
Fantastic footwork from Boufal, who sets up Djenepo for a glaring opportunity, but he skews his shot wide from six yards...
7️⃣ added minutes... 😰
We're into a lengthy period of stoppage time. Come on Saints!
Yellow Card for Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal)
Guendouzi is punished for complaining to the referee as Stephens goes down to receive treatment.
Djenepo denied by goal-line clearance
That could have been the clincher! Redmond tees up Djenepo, who beats Leno but not the covering defender on the line, and Arsenal are just about still in this.
McCarthy saves well
The keeper comes to Saints' aid to keep out Willock's header from a corner.
Armstrong drills one wide
That was close! Ward-Prowse's corner is headed out only to Armstrong, whose vicious low drive skids just past the post.
Yellow Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
It's a booking for time wasting... 10 minutes to go here 😬
At the second attempt, that is... his initial penalty is saved by Leno, but it's a simple finish on the rebound for the midfielder. Saints lead with 20 minutes to go!
James Ward-Prowse (71’) | 1 – 2
Yellow Card for Kieran Tierney (Arsenal)
Tierney goes in the book for the challenge. It's Ward-Prowse to take...
PENALTY TO SAINTS
Ings is tugged by Tierney and goes down in the box... penalty given!
A golden chance for Saints 😨
Cédric wins the ball in the Arsenal penalty area as the hosts have a nightmare at the back, but he can't find Obafemi with a square pass across goal that would've given the youngster a simple tap-in. A massive let-off for the Gunners.
Yellow Card for Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal)
Yellow card number four for the hosts. Pépé brings down Bertrand rather blatantly.
Højbjerg has a go...
It's an ambitious effort from the skipper and flies wide of the target.
Pépé strikes the crossbar
Tierney does well to get to the byeline and deliver a fine cross. Pépé tries so hard to keep his volley down that he strikes it into the turf, and watches it bounce up against the crossbar as McCarthy watches on.
Leno denies Redmond
It's a rasping drive from the winger that Leno does well to tip over the bar. Saints still carrying a threat here, despite Arsenal's dramatic improvement.
Pépé squanders great chance
The substitute raced through but, with Özil in support, elects to pass and Bednarek makes a vital interception.
McCarthy saves crucially
Aubameyang looked set to fire Arsenal in front, but McCarthy stretches out a left leg and keeps him at bay. That was a big chance for the hosts, who look transformed after half time.
Arsenal claim a penalty 😅
Sokratis connects sweetly on the volley and the ball strikes Armstrong on the hand, but the Saints man didn't have time to get out of the way and no spot-kick is awarded.
Early action at both ends...
After Tierney's driven shot is blocked at one end, Torreira inadvertently comes close to beating his own goalkeeper, but Leno spares his blushes with a full-length save low to his left.
We're back up and running!
The action is back under way. Keep up the momentum, Saints!
HALF TIME: Arsenal 1-1 Southampton
This scoreline is the least Saints deserve. The visitors have been the better side and created the better chances, having broken the deadlock early on through Danny Ings's smart finish. Arsenal's equaliser, scored by Alexandre Lacazette, is the only notable opportunity they've fashioned. If Saints can keep this going, there's no reason why they can't pull off a big result...
Yellow Card for Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)
A third yellow card in the Arsenal ranks, this one to Lacazette for bringing down Armstrong.
Ward-Prowse tries his luck...
...from the halfway line 😳 It's ambitious, to say the least, and veers wide of the target, but underlines the confidence with which Saints have approached this first half.
Ings fires wide
The striker seemed to pick up a knock in the build-up, but was still alive when the ball came back to him. On this occasion, however, his left-footed effort from 20 yards is a couple of yards wide.
Yellow Card for Danny Ings (Southampton)
Ings catches Guendouzi late and it's another yellow card - Saints' first of the game.
Højbjerg shoots wide
Ings does well with his back to goal to set up Højbjerg, who drags his shot wide from the edge of the box.
Yellow Card for Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Arsenal)
Sokratis becomes the second Arsenal player to enter the book after a show of dissent.
Yellow Card for Lucas Torreira (Arsenal)
Torreira is the first player into the book after halting Redmond cynically on the counter-attack.
The midfielder fouls Lacazette but comes off worse. It looked like a clash of knees, and he looks in some pain.
Lacazette levels things up
Bertrand does well to block Aubameyang's shot, but Lacazette is in the right place to force it home from close range and Arsenal are back on terms against the run of play.
Alexandre Lacazette (17’) | 1 – 1
Saints in front!
Get in! Some quick thinking from Ryan Bertrand at a free-kick gives Danny Ings the opportunity to go eye to eye with Bernd Leno, and the striker keeps his cool to beat the keeper with a clinical finish just inside the near post!
Danny Ings (7’) | 0 – 1
Obafemi shows his pace
The forward races in behind to latch on to Ward-Prowse's pass over the top, but his touch gets away from him. Encouraging signs early on!
Aubameyang's pass is overhit
First glimpse of Arsenal's attacking threat, as Aubameyang tries to slide the ball though for Lacazette, but it runs through harmlessly to McCarthy.
Armstrong goes close!
The midfielder robs former Celtic teammate Tierney of possession and fires a blistering shot just wide from 20 yards! A bright start!
Saints get the game under way...
We're into the action! Yellows! 💛15.02
We're ready to go! 💪
The teams are out and we're ready for kick-off at the Emirates!14.59
Arsenal team confirmed
Starting XI: Leno, Bellerin, Chambers, David Luiz, Sokratis, Tierney, Torreira, Guendouzi, Özil, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Subs: Martinez, Mustafi, Maitland-Niles, Willock, Nelson, Pépé, Martinelli.14.52
Southampton line-up confirmed 😇
Starting XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg, Armstrong, Obafemi, Ings, Redmond.
Hear the manager's pre-match thoughts 💭
We caught up with Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl in his office at Staplewood, looking ahead of today's match-up in north London.14.38
The Premier League is 🔙
After a two-week break for the November internationals, today Southampton return to Premier League action with a tricky trip to the capital to face Arsenal. But the Gunners have been inconsistent of late - can Saints spring a surprise? Stay with us to find out! We'll have all the build-up, team news, match updates and free live commentary from the Emirates Stadium...14.30
ARS vs SOU Line Ups
Bernd Leno (GK)
Calum ChambersNicolas Pépé (45′)
Lucas TorreiraJoseph Willock (83′)
Héctor BellerínGabriel Martinelli (83′)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C)
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Stuart ArmstrongSofiane Boufal (86′)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
Danny IngsShane Long (73′)
Michael ObafemiMoussa Djenepo (76′)
ARS vs SOU Match Stats
Shots on target56