Hasenhüttl: I'm not unhappy

By SFC Media time Wed 16 Dec Arsenal v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Ralph Hasenhüttl

Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl was satisfied with the point gained against ten-man Arsenal on Wednesday evening, despite leading for a large portion of the tie.

Saints gained the upper hand via Theo Walcott, who scored against his former club for the first time since leaving in 2018, with Hasenhüttl highlighting the forward's importance to Saints' recent success.

Walcott has scored twice since his summer loan switch to the south coast, and continues to impress the manager, with tonight's result ensuring Hasenhüttl's side remain unbeaten in three as the busy month of December begins to test Saints' resolve. 

"I'm not unhappy," the manager asserted. "Last year we had a draw here, but I was more disappointed then because we had chances to win the game.

"Today, it's okay for me to take the point. I think we did a very good first half, but it was clear in the second half that the opponent fights back. They have so much quality.

today, it's okay for me to take the point.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton fc manager

"The equaliser was a good move, in the end we take the point and that's important for us. We know we are in a fantastic position in the table now.

"There is still a long way to go, but unbeaten for this month is good. Let's go now for a difficult home game against Man City.

"We could score, Reddie's chance was a little bit unlucky. We tried to take that last risk but in the end we couldn't make it. Every point we take, we'll need come the end of the season.

"Theo is showing every week how important he is for us. It's good to have him here. He does it well in the moment."

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