Pressure continues to build on Arsenal boss Unai Emery, after the Gunners needed a last gasp equaliser to secure a 2-2 draw against struggling Southampton at the Emirates.
Southampton started sharply and would take the lead after just eight minutes, via an excellent finish from former Liverpool striker Danny Ings.
The Saints would continue to create chances and would be made to pay for their wastefulness in front of goal, when Gunners striker Alexandre Lacazette equalised from close-range.
Any hope that Arsenal would kick on after scoring gradually began to fade and it was no great surprise when Southampton regained their lead through a James Ward-Prowse penalty.
Lacazette would score a stoppage-time equaliser, but the French forward seemed bizarrely reluctant to celebrate, so poor had the atmosphere become amongst the home crowd.
Emery and his side were roundly booed once the final whistle blew, and when asked when he thinks things will start to turn around for his out-of-sorts Arsenal side, captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang called on his teammates to keep on fighting and working to find a solution.
Southampton had 21 shots today to Arsenal’s 12.
There is literally nothing in the way we play, the way we’re coached, set-up, or managed during games that makes Emery worth keeping.
If the hierarchy don’t change it, they’re the ones at fault as the season goes down the pan
— arseblog (@arseblog) November 23, 2019
”Hopefully as soon as possible. We have a game on Thursday and we will start from this game to try to turn things around,” Aubameyang told arsenal.com.
”In this case, it’s really not easy for everybody but we are men and we have to carry on to try to sort it out. We are a group and we can find a solution internally. That’s what we are going to do.
”Everybody is disappointed today, the fans and the players. It didn’t work today.
”It’s not a good result for us. Obviously we’re playing at home and we have to win games at home.
”We have to keep fighting and keep trying to sort it out.”