Giroud will be a starter and a stayer, says Wenger

ROB HOLDING

ROB HOLDING

"You can not keep players happy, but they deal well with it and it's a problem we all have to deal with".

The result meant Arsenal missed out on the opportunity to replace Liverpool in the top four, while Southampton would have been glad of a greater cushion between themselves and the bottom three than the five points they now enjoy.

Giroud was persuaded to stay on with the lure of regular football, but after failing to make a single start in the Premier League, he is looking for a move elsewhere. "We were relentless to the end".

"First of all I think it's in the hands of the players to respect the game and to play and then for the referees to act early".

Just a week after conceding 2 early goals against Manchester United, Arsenal were subject to a rather cruel sense of deja vu, as Charlie Austin capitalised on a Per Mertesacker error to beat Petr Cech to put Southampton ahead in just the 3rd minute of the game. Out of luck "We started really well, got the goal".

Unfortunately for Wenger, it appears his words went unheeded.

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But France striker Alexandre Lacazette could not claim the goal his endeavours deserved and it was left to his compatriot Giroud - a man, like Austin, not too well-versed in starting games this term - to avert a sixth Premier League loss of the season. The Arsenal manager declared his only responsibility was to the club's needs, not the worldwide aspirations of the players nor the national head coaches.

Fraser Forster came to Southampton's rescue on 31 minutes as he produced a fine save to deny Aaron Ramsey from the edge of the box.

Sutton also criticised Arsenal's defence.

"I feel the waste of time becomes a real problem in England", he said.

Arsenal seemed to have run out of ideas until Giroud found space between the Saints defenders and headed home from Sanchez's cross.

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