Leaders FC Arsenal suffered another setback in the English Premier League title race, but with great morale they secured at least one point.
Against bottom FC Southampton with international Armel Bella-Kotchap, the team of team manager Mikel Arteta came to a 3: 3 (1: 2) thanks to a late double strike, but remained without a win in the third league game in a row. The advantage over pursuers Manchester City is initially five points.
Carlos Alcaraz (1st) put the Saints ahead after just 27 seconds. Longtime Arsenal professional Theo Walcott (14) increased for the guests. The Gunners shortened the gap with Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli’s 15th goal of the season (20′), while substitute Duje Caleta-Car (66′) scored to make it 3-1. Captain Martin Ödegaard (88′) and Bukayo Saka (90′) at least secured a draw for Arsenal in the closing stages.
Defending champion and pursuer ManCity can move up to two points behind the Londoners with a success in a direct duel next Wednesday (9 p.m. / Sky). In addition, the Bayern conqueror, who meets second division Sheffield United in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Saturday (5:45 p.m. / DAZN), has two more catch-up games in hand.