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Arsenal boss admits his side only deserved Southampton draw

Arsene Wenger. Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA wire Arsene Wenger. Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA wire

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
10:15 PM

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger tonight hit out at his players for their lackadaisical performance at Southampton.

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The Gunners started 2013 with a whimper on the south coast, rarely threatening in a game the relegation-threatened hosts looked more likely to win.

Gaston Ramirez opened the scoring for Saints after 34 minutes but Guly do Prado’s own goal seven minutes later saw Arsenal secure a 1-1 draw.

It was an unusually poor performance from the visitors and Wenger made his disappointment abundantly clear afterwards.

“Considering our performance and the result of the game, I don’t think we deserved more today,” the Arsenal boss said.

“It is two points lost if you look at the overall target we had for Christmas. It is frustrating and disappointing as we didn’t create a lot today.

“After having scored five at Reading and seven against Newcastle, when you sum it up today with all the chances we created there is not a lot to consider.

“Our game lacked purpose, penetration and speed, all qualities we have usually but that we didn’t see tonight.”

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