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Late Olivier Giroud equaliser spares Arsenal against Southampton

When Arsène Wenger made his third and final substitution, with Arsenal trailing and struggling for penetration at what has been a bogey ground for them, the travelling supporters groaned. Alexandre Lacazette was the player to make way. The summer signing had looked dangerous, at times and, surely, the team needed their leading scorer on the field?

It proved to be a game-saving masterstroke. Not for the first time, the striker that keeps Lacazette out of the France national team made an impression from the bench. Olivier Giroud has not started a Premier League game this season but he now has four goals in the competition – and seven overall for the club.

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