EPL: Why Arsenal drew 3-3 with Southampton – Arteta


Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has explained why his side was held to a 3-3 draw by Southampton on Friday night.

The Gunners went two goals down to the Saints, thanks to goals from Carlos Alcaraz and Theo Walcott.

But Gabriel Martinelli pulled one back for Arteta’s men

Duje Caleta-Car then extended Southampton’s lead from a corner kick, before goals from Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka earned a point for Arsenal.

“Obviously, I am unhappy with the result, we made it very difficult again for ourselves but mistakes are part of football, the way we reacted I love my players more than ever.

“It is incredible, we were on the way back, and we conceded again with a sloppy goal but in the end, we should have won the game. We created enough chances and opportunities but it didn’t happen and we are disappointed,” Arteta said.

The result leaves the league leaders five points ahead of Manchester City, who they face at the Etihad next Wednesday.