Here are five notable takeaways from the fixture:
1) Five players won more three or more tackles during the match, but only one was an Arsenal player.
2) Arsenal scored with both shots they attempted which were placed in the bottom left-hand corner. In 23 games this season the Gunners have only placed 14 shots in this direction.
|Team||Att Goal Low Left||Goals||Games|
|Team||Att Goal Low Left||Games|
3) Mesut Ozil completed more successful dribbles against Southampton than he has done in any game since joining Arsenal.
|Mesut Özil||Southampton vs Arsenal||23||4|
|Mesut Özil||Sunderland vs Arsenal||04||3|
|Mesut Özil||Arsenal vs Everton||15||3|
|Mesut Özil||Arsenal vs Hull||14||3|
4) Southampton's Jay Rodriguez won twice as many aerial duels against Arsenal as his previous best in any game this season.
|Jay Rodriguez||Southampton vs Arsenal||23||FW||6|
|Jay Rodriguez||Southampton vs Spurs||17||FW||3|
|Jay Rodriguez||Southampton vs Man City||15||FW||3|
|Jay Rodriguez||Southampton vs Fulham||09||FW||3|
5) Per Mertesacker won no tackles in the match, but he made more interceptions than he has done in any Premier League game this season.
|Player||Match||Matchday||Interception Won||Won Tackle|
|Per Mertesacker||Southampton vs Arsenal||23||5||0|
|Per Mertesacker||Man City vs Arsenal||16||3||0|
|Per Mertesacker||Crystal Palace vs Arsenal||09||3||3|
|Per Mertesacker||Swansea vs Arsenal||06||3||1|
|Per Mertesacker||Arsenal vs Aston Villa||01||3||0|
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