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.
Ozil is too good pic.twitter.com/a0iisMrkgk
— Renato (@th14Renato) February 2, 2016
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
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