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Arsenal’s third draw in a row, City’s chance to advance

Arsenal, who have been in great form since the start of the season, have suddenly lost their rhythm. The Gunners failed to win against Southampton on Friday night. As a result, Arsenal drew in three consecutive matches. That’s why the current champion Manchester City was ahead in winning the title.

Of course, even after this draw, Arsenal is still at the top of the table. They collected 75 points in 32 matches. Meanwhile, Manchester City, who played two games less than them, collected 70 points. As a result, after winning two matches in a row, Pep Guardiola’s followers will overtake Arsenal and become number one in the table.

Arsenal dominated possession of the ball in the match held at the Emirates Stadium. However, no one talked about the attack. The hosts held the ball for 75 percent of the entire match. And Southampton took a total of six shots on goal. It scored three goals.

On the other hand, the footballers of Southampton have been able to keep the ball under their control for only 25 percent of the entire match. And Arsenal took six shots on goal. They have also seen three goals.

On this day, visiting Southampton scored two goals within 14 minutes of the match. Carlos Alcarez led the team in the first minute. And Walcott doubled the gap in the 14th minute. Gabriel Martenly reduced the deficit six minutes later. The first half ended with a 2-1 goal difference.

The visitors scored another goal in the second half. As a result, Southampton started to dream of winning as they were leading by 3-1. However, Martin Odegaard in the 88th minute and Bucayo scored in the 90th minute to draw the match.

(22 April/MM)


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