Arsenal 0-0 Southampton: Mesut Ozil unable to prevent Gunners slump

Mesut Ozil

Arsenal dropped five points behind league leaders Leicester City after being held to a goalless draw against Southampton at the Emirates.

Mesut Özil started for the Gunners but the leading assist provider in the league was unable to work his magic against the Saints.

Özil did however, almost score in the first half after making a well timed run and controlling the ball with a brilliant first touch.

The north London based club have now gone four league games without a victory but could close the gap with the leading pack on the weekend as first played Leicester take on Manchester City who are second.

Arsenal 0-0 Southampton

Stadium: Emirates

Kick-Off: 19:45 GMT

Arsenal confirmed line-up: Cech, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Campbell, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud
Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Mertesacker, Gibbs, Coquelin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott

Manager: Arsene Wenger

Southampton confirmed line-up: Forster; Cedric, Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand; Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Wanyama, Mane, Tadic, Long

Manager: Ronald Koeman