Aaron Ramsey steps up and tweets after Arsenal's embarrassing result at Southampton

The Welshman didn't have a Happy Birthday.

Arsenal looked to have cemented themselves as the favourites for the title when they beat Manchester City prior to Christmas. The result seemed to have put them in the driving seat, with belief in Leicester City's chances relatively low despite their high standing.

Then, in typically Arsenal fashion, the Gunners headed to Southampton and got torn to shreds by Republic of Ireland international Shane Long.

He had Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker on toast throughout the game and Sadio Mane also had a field day in his impressive free-role performance.

But in general the Arsenal players did not show up and, after the game, they were unusually quiet.

Usually quick to tweet and revel in victory the Arsenal players were subdued after the result and only one came out to send a message to fans after the result.

Aaron Ramsey stepped up and sent out this tweet:

The Welshman, who also celebrated his birthday on Boxing Day, struggled at St Mary's to have a big impact on the game but was in fairness one of their better performers in a frustratingly flat performance.

Arsenal take on Bournemouth at The Emirates next and the Gunners will need more from Ramsey and co if they are to avoid a successive defeat to south coast opposition.

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