Arsenal lumbered on to another goalless draw after a poor first half, slipping further off the top of the table as Southampton picked up yet another impressive point on the road. Arsenal last picked up a win in the league on the turn of the new year against Newcastle but have gone on a string of four games without a win since. Their title challenge looks shaky, now sitting five points off leaders Leicester, and having also been overtaken by local rivals Tottenham, albeit goal difference. Southampton, on the other hand, has been on the rise ever since the reverse fixture on Boxing Day, having also beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford and they now sit in the 7th position after a relatively disappointing start to the season. Essentially Sports looks at 5 talking points from the game.
Fraser Forster’s Dream Return Continues
Having missed ten months of football through injury, the English goalkeeper has returned to action with a bang. He returned to make his first league appearance after his layoff against Watford and is yet to concede a goal with four consecutive clean sheets under his belt.
Forster was in top form yesterday as he made ten saves, most of them world class, against an Arsenal side that struggled to find the net. Ozil, Giroud, Alexis and Walcott all had a go at the 6’7″ ‘keeper, but Forster produced stunning saves to earn Southampton an important point. His ten saves are his personal best, with his previous best coming at 7 saves, also against Arsenal. With performances like this, he may have a shot at being England’s no.1 at the Euros