Alan Shearer Trolls Arsenal After Southampton Draw

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Petr Cech admitted Arsenal didn't deserve to beat Southampton as Olivier Giroud snatched a late 1-1 draw and insisted the Gunners were fortunate to not be 3-0 down early on as he called for his team-mates to be "ready to compete" when they step out onto the pitch.

The Gunners, who will face Swedish side Ostersund in the last 32 of the Europa League, fell behind early at Southampton as Charlie Austin gave the hosts a third-minute lead following some indecisive Arsenal defending.

But Wenger has denied claims Giroud will be shipped out of the club and says he will start games this season.

"Of course you're concerned, but you don't want to make too big a problem of it because it takes belief and confidence away from the players".

"When I'm at home, maybe you think, 'What's going to happen?"

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But the Gunners will feel it was two points dropped in their pursuit of a top-four spot. The answer is in the authority of the referee.

Southampton held their nerve throughout the first half when they weren't trying to create chances and they had to start the second half in exactly the same manor.

"If I'm on the bench in a Premier League game, I'm thinking, 'What can I do coming off the bench?'" It is not the 28-year-old's natural game, but he fulfilled his duties diligently and worked hard before his substitution in the final five minutes.

That goal draws Giroud level with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for the most goals by a substitute in Premier League history. "It's a remarkable achievement what he has done again today".

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