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Lacklustre Arsenal draw 1-1 at Southampton

Published on Jan 2, 2013 6:08 AM
Southampton's Gaston Ramirez (R) shoots and scores a goal that was disallowed past Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny during their English Premier League soccer match at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton Jan 1, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Shot-shy Arsenal needed an own goal to rescue a 1-1 draw at Southampton on Tuesday after record signing Gaston Ramirez had given Southampton the lead at St Mary's.

Victors by seven goals to three against Newcastle United at the weekend, Arsenal managed only one shot on target in 90 minutes at Southampton.

But for Guly do Prado deflecting a free-kick by the disappointing Theo Walcott into his own net before half-time, Southampton would have got the win they deserved for a more committed performance.

Following four successive wins, Arsenal were a poor shadow of the team that had won their previous four matches, while Southampton moved out of the bottom three of the Premier League with their third successive draw.

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