PHOTO: Toby Alderweireld injury changes the game for Arsenal v Southampton

Toby Alderweireld

Toby Alderweireld's injury was undoubtedly the game changer between Arsenal and Southampton yesterday.

Arsenal defeated Southampton in the Premier League last night after a late goal from Alexis Sanchez snatched a point away from the high-flying South Coast club.

The Chilean scored after an Aaron Ramsey cutback from the byline, finally Arsenal getting the better of Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster - who had put in an inspired performance.

The truth however was that Southampton looked comfortable - a point seemed to be theirs.

Until they were reduced to ten men. Toby Alderweireld pulled up lame late in the game, having to come off with a serious hamstring problem.

The moment he could no longer walk, or decided to buy his gaffer some time, is depicted above, as former Southampton man Calum Chambers tries to usher him off the field of play.

Southampton had already made all three substitutions so had to go with ten men and it fell apart. Arsenal dominated for the final ten minutes and in the end were good value for their three points.

But make no qualms about it, this is the moment that changed the game at The Emirates.

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