Midfielder James Ward-Prowse expressed his disappointment after Saints were left empty handed at the Emirates on his 200th appearance in the club's red and white.
The academy graduate hit the milestone during today’s Premier League clash with Arsenal, but wasn’t able to celebrate a personal landmark with victory, as Saints ended up on the wrong side of a 3-2 scoreline.
Pleased with the character shown, and of the part played by the travelling fans, Ward-Prowse knows just how important it is to take today’s fight in to next week’s Chelsea clash.
"Happy with the display on the most part, the game plan was executed well, we knew it is a tough place to come," the 23-year-old said. "They have a lot of the ball. But we can't come to Arsenal and concede goals as easily as we did today.
"It was important to show character [after the West Ham result]. We needed to build a platform, stay in the game, and frustrate our opposition.
"We got our fans on side, they were fantastic today and a lot of positives to take, but we wanted the points ultimately.
"When the team is struggling, you need to show passion and fight. That's what the football club is all about; togetherness and unity. Going forward, in the long-run, we need that."