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The ball is sent over by Adam Lallana.
The ball is swung over by Adam Lallana.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Jay Rodriguez heads at goal. Wojciech Szczesny safely holds on.
The referee blows for offside.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Rodriguez on Per Mertesacker.
Lukas Podolski replaces Olivier Giroud.
Clearance made by Steven Davis.
Clearance made by Calum Chambers.
James Ward-Prowse produces a cross.
Shot by Jose Fonte. A parry by Wojciech Szczesny prevents the goal.
Centre by Luke Shaw.
Santi Cazorla leaves the field to be replaced by Kieran Gibbs.
Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by James Ward-Prowse.
Mathieu Flamini challenges Morgan Schneiderlin unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Luke Shaw sends in a cross.
Clearance made by Bacary Sagna.
Clearance made by Jack Cork.
Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin on Mesut Ozil, free kick awarded.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain delivers the ball.
Clearance by Bacary Sagna.
Nacho Monreal produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bacary Sagna by James Ward-Prowse.
Mathieu Flamini manages to make a clearance.
Serge Gnabry leaves the field to be replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
James Ward-Prowse replaces Sam Gallagher.
Free kick taken by Jack Cork.
Foul by Bacary Sagna on Luke Shaw, free kick awarded.
Clearance by Jose Fonte.
Mesut Ozil takes a shot. Jose Fonte gets a block in.
Centre by Jay Rodriguez.
Centre by Jack Cork.
Adam Lallana delivers the ball.
Steven Davis takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Olivier Giroud gets a block in.
Serge Gnabry manages to make a clearance.
Clearance by Maya Yoshida.
Per Mertesacker fouled by Sam Gallagher, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Adam Lallana. Blocked by Nacho Monreal.
Corner taken by Mesut Ozil from the right by-line.
Bacary Sagna delivers the ball.
Adam Lallana slots the ball left footed into the goal. Southampton 2-2 Arsenal.Jay Rodriguez provided the assist for the goal.
Header at goal by Bacary Sagna. Artur Boruc makes a block.
Jose Fonte makes a clearance.
Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.
Morgan Schneiderlin challenges Mathieu Flamini unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Bacary Sagna takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Adam Lallana.
The referee gets the second half started.
Maya Yoshida manages to make a clearance.
The half-time whistle blows.
Clearance made by Morgan Schneiderlin.
Laurent Koscielny takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Free kick crossed by Santi Cazorla.
Nacho Monreal fouled by Jose Fonte, the ref awards a free kick.
Sam Gallagher takes a shot. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.
Jack Cork restarts play with the free kick.
Luke Shaw delivers the ball.
Adam Lallana challenges Mathieu Flamini unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Santi Cazorla sends in a cross.
Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.
Olivier Giroud goes into the book.
Olivier Giroud challenges Morgan Schneiderlin unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance by Per Mertesacker.
Foul by Steven Davis on Mesut Ozil, free kick awarded.
Per Mertesacker restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken short by Steven Davis.
Adam Lallana takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Mathieu Flamini.
Unfair challenge on Adam Lallana by Per Mertesacker results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
Luke Shaw concedes a free kick for a foul on Serge Gnabry.
Calum Chambers produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Davis on Nacho Monreal.
Bacary Sagna produces a cross.
Corner taken by Steven Davis from the left by-line.
Nacho Monreal delivers the ball.
Per Mertesacker takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Mesut Ozil by Morgan Schneiderlin results in a free kick.
Shot by Sam Gallagher. Wojciech Szczesny parries the ball away.
The ball is swung over by Luke Shaw.
Clearance made by Nacho Monreal.
Clearance by Laurent Koscielny.
The match has kicked off.
Wanyama could make Saints return
Victor Wanyama could return from a seven-week injury lay-off in Southampton's clash with Arsenal, although Rickie Lambert is a doubt.
Kenyan midfielder Wanyama suffered a hairline fracture to his leg in the defeat to Aston Villa on December 4, but is line for a return against the Gunners.
Artur Boruc (hand) should also be back after missing the 2-0 FA Cup win against Yeovil, although Lambert (hamstring) will need to be assessed. Dejan Lovren and Gaston Ramirez (both ankle) are definitely absent, as is Dani Osvaldo (club suspension).
"Arsenal have got a great structure," Mauricio Pochettino said.
"They have got a squad with very talented players and the structure of the club allowed them to fight for the title until the end of the season. They will be there fighting for the title."
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit back at old rival Jose Mourinho by saying his team do not get an easy ride over fixtures.
Chelsea boss Mourinho said last week that the Gunners get a certain "influence" when it came to their schedule, something Wenger was eager to refute on Monday morning.
"It is simple - look at the fixtures and analyse it. I trust you will give an objective view," the Arsenal boss said.
"You will see Arsenal are behind all the other teams. In the last five years all the objective studies that have been made show Arsenal had less rest than any other team in the top four.
"That is fact. It has nothing to do with my opinion. It is an independent company that made (the study) that shows Arsenal had less rest than any other team in the top level."
It is understood the study Wenger was referring to was internal analysis of Arsenal's fixture programme.
Wenger cited his side's hectic schedule just before Christmas when they played at Manchester City on a Saturday lunchtime following a midweek European trip to Napoli, both of which ended in defeat.
Mourinho's comments about Arsenal fixtures came in response to criticism from Wenger about Chelsea's decision to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United.
Wenger insisted the war of words was not part of any mind games campaign on his part, with his team one point ahead of Manchester City and two clear of Chelsea going into the midweek Premier League programme. The Gunners travel to Southampton on Tuesday night.
"It is not mind games. It is opinions," Wenger said.
"But I don't live with opinions, I live with facts. and the facts don't depend on me or Mourinho.
"It is depending on objective analysis. A day is 24 hours and you count how many times you have rest between games.
"I didn't make the study, it was made by an independent company. I cannot influence that."
The thorny matter of fixture congestion will raise its head again after Arsenal were drawn against Liverpool in the FA Cup, with the tie likely to be selected for live television coverage.
That clash, slated for the weekend of February 15 and 16, will come just days before Arsenal's Champions League last 16 first-leg clash with Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium and after vital Premier League games against both Liverpool away and Manchester United at home.
Such testing periods have broken the Gunners in the past, but Wenger has told his players to absorb the occasion and pressure this time around.
"It is an interesting (FA Cup) draw and a difficult one; we have a little advantage by playing at home," he said.
"Overall it's a great difficulty and we will try and absorb it and come out in a positive way.
"(There are) plenty of big games. It means the squad will need to be highly focused, (it is) a massive challenge and we are confident we can do that."
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