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Iwobi plays no part as Giroud spares Arsenal blushes

Iwobi plays no part as Giroud spares Arsenal blushes
December 10
17:10 2017

Olivier Giroud came off the bench to help Arsenal secure a 1-1 draw against Southampton on Sunday.

Nigerian forward, Alex Iwobi, watched from the bench for the entirety of the match.

Charlie Austin’s third-minute goal was the difference after an up-tempo, end-to-end first half.

Southampton could have been three goals ahead in the early stages, with the Arsenal defence struggling to deal with Austin in particular.

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Soon afterward, the Gunners grew into the game but an equaliser would not come until the dying minutes.

Alexis Sanchez drifted into space on the left and put a cross through to Olivier Giroud, who got between Yoshida and Van Dijk to flick a header into the bottom corner for Arsenal’s equaliser in the 87th minute.

The win lifted the North Londoners back above Tottenham in the English Premier League table.

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