Watch: Arsenal got ‘robbed’ of a win against Southampton due to this peculiar incident

Watch: Arsenal got ‘robbed’ of a win against Southampton due to this peculiar incident

Aaron Ramsdale after conceding the goal against Southampton.

Arsenal played Southampton away back on Sunday, 23rd October in the Premier League. The match ended 1-1 with neither side able to find the winner after battling it out at the St. Mary’s Stadium for 90 interns minutes. But a very peculiar and rare incident occurred in the Arsenal goal when Aaron Ramsdale was caught distracted by a bird.


A footage a gone viral where it is seen that a pigeon distracted Aaron Ramsdale before Arsenal conceded the equalizer. During the build-up of that goal, Ramsdale was caught looking at a pigeon rather than the incoming Southampton attack and the bird blunder might have cost the away side three points in the title race. Stuart Armstrong scored the goal that brought parity to the home side.

Granit Xhaka opened the scoring for the away side in the 11th minute scoring a beautiful half-volley past Saints’ goalkeeper, Gavin Bazunu from a Ben White pass. And after Stuart Armstrong gave the home side the equalizer in the 66th mins, Arsenal came close to scoring the winner in the 79th when Odegaard put the goal in the back of the net only for the goal to be called off as the ball was already out of play.

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What did fans have to say about this incident?

Arsenal players celebrate after scoring the opener against Southampton.

After the incident, Arsenal was not able not to score the winner and take a crucial lead in the title race, with Manchester City closing the gap at the top of the table and currently in second with 29 points. Arsenal still maintains a two-point lead with 31 points and is on their way to playing their London rivals, Chelsea on Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

Arsenal fans were not happy after the footage went viral a fan said, “So we dropped points because of a pigeon? Ahahah.” Another fan said, “Needed their 11, the ref, and a pigeon to snatch a point.” Another fan said, “That pigeon cost us 2 crucial points in a title race.” Another guy posted saying, “LOOOOL why is he so easily distracted this guy is so childish!”

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