Premier League: Southampton 1-1 Arsenal
Down 1-0 with only a few minutes left, Arsenal brought a point back from Southern England with a late goal from super-sub Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman proved once more he deserves more time on the pitch and should start games. His efficiency is clinical and he scored his 4th today for the club this season in the Premier League
Coach Wenger comments on his forward and the point taken:
“We’ve won games, but BATE Borisov and Southampton are not of the same calibre, you have to consider that. You had a team on holiday who won the championship two weeks ago and today we played a team who was highly determined and defended every single ball. I must say I am very frustrated as in the second half there was a lot of time wasting.
[I’m especially frustrated] on the final ball on the counter-attack [at the end], it is very frustrating to give the advantage to the guy who had the foul because we were not only called back, we were three against one. We played it quick and the referee called the ball back without any reason and that was a huge advantage for Southampton in the final minute.
He [Giroud] will start more games. I believe as well it’s always the same when you have many good players, some of them cannot play. The question you get is always why does the guy who is good not play? Because if you take him on you have another guy who is good who will not play, it is as simple as that”.