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  • Date:15 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:60,097
  • Jos Hooiveld - og (10) Podolski (30)
    Gervinho (34) Nathaniel Clyne - og (36)
    Gervinho (70)
    Walcott (87)
  • Fox (45)
Goal!

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92:02 +2.02

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot. Blocked by Jose Fonte.

91:21 +1.21

Corner taken short by Santi Cazorla.

91:00 +1.00

Morgan Schneiderlin has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

90:34 +0.34

Inswinging corner taken by Gaston Ramirez from the right by-line, clearance made by Olivier Giroud.

90:13 +0.13

Jason Puncheon takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

87:46

Thomas Vermaelen takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a comfortable save. A goal is scored by Theo Walcott from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 6-1 Southampton.The assist for the goal came from Santi Cazorla.

85:07

Gaston Ramirez has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

83:42

Unfair challenge on Aaron Ramsey by Morgan Schneiderlin results in a free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the indirect free kick.

80:56

Aaron Ramsey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Lallana. Maya Yoshida restarts play with the free kick.

80:29

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

77:51

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line, James Ward-Prowse manages to make a clearance.

77:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Jay Rodriguez. Mikel Arteta takes the indirect free kick.

73:56

Olivier Giroud comes on in place of Lukas Podolski. Theo Walcott replaces Yao Gervinho. Corner taken by Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar. Rickie Lambert goes off and Jay Rodriguez comes on.

73:23

Shot by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Save by Kelvin Davis.

70:32

Shot by Aaron Ramsey from deep inside the penalty box hits the post. Yao Gervinho finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Arsenal 5-1 Southampton.Assist by Aaron Ramsey.

67:37

Foul by Jason Puncheon on Aaron Ramsey, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Santi Cazorla from left wing, clearance by Morgan Schneiderlin.

66:32

Francis Coquelin goes off and Aaron Ramsey comes on.

66:12

Jason Puncheon takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

58:48

Close range effort by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain misses to the left of the target.

56:01

Rickie Lambert produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

49:30

Gaston Ramirez takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny makes a comfortable save.

46:14

Outswinging corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line.

45:00

Steven Davis goes off and Gaston Ramirez comes on.

44:54

James Ward-Prowse takes a shot. Blocked by Thomas Vermaelen. Daniel Fox fires in a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Arsenal 4-1 Southampton.Jason Puncheon provided the assist for the goal.

42:57

Per Mertesacker produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

42:33

Short corner taken by Yao Gervinho.

40:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Davis on Santi Cazorla. Santi Cazorla crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Daniel Fox makes a clearance.

39:01

Shot from just outside the box by Jason Puncheon misses to the right of the goal.

37:40

Kieran Gibbs sends in a cross, Nathaniel Clyne gets a block in. Nathaniel Clyne puts the ball into his own net from 6 yards. Arsenal 4-0 Southampton.Assist on the goal came from Kieran Gibbs.

35:58

Inswinging corner taken by Adam Lallana, clearance by Wojciech Szczesny.

34:26

Yao Gervinho grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arsenal 3-0 Southampton.Mikel Arteta provided the assist for the goal.

32:37

Daniel Fox fouled by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Daniel Fox.

29:30

Steven Davis challenges Francis Coquelin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lukas Podolski scores a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Arsenal 2-0 Southampton.Assist by Francis Coquelin.

29:00

Inswinging corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the right by-line played to the near post, Daniel Fox manages to make a clearance.

27:27

Carl Jenkinson fouled by Rickie Lambert, the ref awards a free kick. Maya Yoshida on for Jos Hooiveld. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

24:20

Yao Gervinho has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

23:25

Header from close range by Yao Gervinho misses to the right of the target.

19:01

Corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla, Per Mertesacker takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a fantastic save.

17:47

Unfair challenge on Francis Coquelin by Steven Davis results in a free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

16:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Puncheon by Mikel Arteta. James Ward-Prowse takes the indirect free kick.

13:48

Corner taken by Daniel Fox from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Francis Coquelin.

12:50

Francis Coquelin takes a shot. Blocked by Jose Fonte.

10:12

Kieran Gibbs takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a save. An own goal is conceded by Jos Hooiveld. Arsenal 1-0 Southampton.Assist by Kieran Gibbs.

8:48

Mikel Arteta takes a shot. Steven Davis gets a block in.

4:12

Shot from deep inside the area by Santi Cazorla clears the crossbar.

2:14

Lukas Podolski takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a comfortable save.

0:39

Mikel Arteta concedes a free kick for a foul on James Ward-Prowse. James Ward-Prowse takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Wenger hails impressive Cazorla Arsene Wenger feels Santi Cazorla's cavalier style helped him settle right into the heart of the Arsenal side. The Spain midfielder has caught the eye with impressive displays in the first three Barclays Premier League games following his #15million summer move from Malaga. Cazorla netted his first Arsenal goal in the 2-0 win at Liverpool as the Gunners headed into the international break unbeaten and on the back of three clean sheets. The 27-year-old is again expected to be at the centre of the action when newly-promoted Southampton come to the Emirates Stadium looking for their first points on their return to the top flight. "Cazorla has gained the respect of everybody very quickly. Cazorla is humble, he loves the game and that is what you want from every football player," Wenger said. "They talk on the pitch, don't need to speak too much, just go on the pitch and show what you can do. That is what he does. "He loves the game, loves to play with his partners and that is the best way to gain respect from everybody." German striker Lukas Podolski, signed from Cologne, also found the net at Anfield, producing a dynamic display on the left side of the attack. While fellow summer recruit Olivier Giroud, top scorer in Ligue 1 for champions Montpellier last season, has yet to break his Gunners duck, Wenger has been impressed by how the trio have settled into the hustle and bustle of the English domestic game. "They are used to European football much more than the Premier League. The Premier League is a bit more special thanks to the rhythm of the games, the pace, the intensity of the commitment, intensity of every challenge," he said. "Sometimes [it is difficult] to adapt to that, but the way we play is a very continental style, so it gives them a good chance to adapt very quickly. "Players like Cazorla have adapted in a speedy way, the game goes through them. "Sometimes it is easy in the middle of the park, sometimes it is easy in the centre of the pitch to adapt because the game goes more through you." Theo Walcott is a doubt to face his former club because of a virus which saw him miss England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine at Wembley. Meanwhile, Nigel Adkins is proud of the way Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has developed since leaving Southampton - but promised to do everything he can to stop him and Arsenal. The 19-year-old graduated from the south coast club's academy and helped Saints to automatic promotion from the third tier in his only full season there in the first team. Oxlade-Chamberlain's performances saw him join Arsenal for a fee rising to #15million last summer and he could now face his former club. Adkins is proud of the way the winger has developed since leaving St Mary's and, while he would love him to be lining up for Saints, takes pride in his performances. He does, though, hope the winger has an off day. "I am very proud," Adkins said. "I think everybody should be proud because he has come through our system. We said at the time we would have loved him to have stayed with us because this is where we wanted to be. "We wanted Alex to be playing for us in the Premier League, but as a League One player he made the decision to then move. "He has done fantastic there. I think if we can give them (players) the right principles in life and the right standards in how they conduct themselves, they can improve. "It is always a joy to watch him play. You want him to do well for England, and for himself and his family at his football club. "On Saturday, though, it is about us winning so we will do everything we can to get that win. "We want that winning mentality but it is great to see that Alex is doing ever so well at this moment in time. "As long as he keeps his feet on the ground, keeps working very, very hard on his game and does not take anything for granted, there is no reason why he can't go from strength to strength." New singings Gaston Ramirez and Maya Yoshida could be involved for the first time, while fellow new boy Emmanuel Mayuka will also be pushing for a starting role after his substitute appearance against Manchester United. Danny Fox is in contention after overcoming a groin injury that ruled him of international duty with Scotland, but Guly do Prado may be dropped after this week admitting drink-driving.

Formation:433Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 451Manager: Nigel Adkins

Southampton

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Thomas Vermaelen
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Yao Gervinho
  • SUBS
  • Vito Mannone
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Clarindo Andre Santos
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Theo Walcott
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Andrey Arshavin

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DDW
  • Arsenal
  • VS
  • Southampton
  • LLL

Last Meetings

  • Southampton
  • 1 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 26/02/2005
  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 2
  • Southampton
  • 30/10/2004
  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 0
  • Southampton
  • 10/02/2004
  • Southampton
  • 0 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 29/12/2003
  • Arsenal
  • 6 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 07/05/2003
  • Southampton
  • 3 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 23/11/2002

Top Scorers

Arsenal

  • L Podolski 1
  • SG Cazorla 1

Southampton

  • R Lambert 2
  • S Davis 1
  • M Schneiderlin 1

Goals

Arsenal

    • Total goals 2
    • Goals per game 2
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins

Southampton

    • Total goals 4
    • Goals per game 4
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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