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‘It’s a shame’: Mikel Arteta says one of his Arsenal players is ‘so disappointed’ after Southampton today

Arsenal couldn’t quite keep up their relentless winning run this season as they drew 1-1 with Southampton at St Mary’s.

The result kept the Gunners top of the pile and with Tottenham losing to Newcastle, it did little damage in terms of the battle going on with their main rivals. Indeed, Arsenal might even start paying more attention to Manchester City than Tottenham, given the table.

Of course, Arsenal could have won it. A few good chances went begging and it was a frustrating day for Gabriel Jesus, who didn’t manage to net again. And speaking to Arsenal’s official website after the game, Arteta said he felt the Brazilian will have been upset not to score.

“I’m sure that today he will be disappointed because he had the chances to put them away. Knowing Gabby, he’s disappointed when he scores two goals and could have scored three or four, so he can do that,” Arteta said.

“But he’s having the chances and he’s always there. He gives so much to the team and it’s a shame he couldn’t put them away today.”

Indeed, Jesus’ lack of a goal prompted Alan Smith to suggest that the Brazilian was looking a bit jaded. After such an explosive start to the season, it would be easy to see why.

Our View: Arsenal Need To Just Keep Going

No team is going to win every game so the fact Arsenal picked up a point here is a plus. Especially, when you take into account the fact that Spurs also lost.

Mikel Arteta’s side are showing some resilience in their play and last season, this might have been a game they lost, given how Southampton rallied late on.

Arsenal dug deep, and while Gabriel Jesus might not have got his goal, he was still a key player who didn’t half put in a shift once more for his team.

 

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