Arsenal supporters breathed a sigh of relief Saturday at the Emirates, thanks to Alexandre Lacazette.
The French forward equalized for the Gunners against Southampton in the 18th minute, scoring just 10 minutes after Danny Ings gave the 18th-placed Saints a 1-0 lead.
Southampton blocked Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's shot, but Lacazette finished the rebound to score his first goal since Sept. 1.
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The sides eventually drew 2-2, meaning Southampton have not won an English Premier League match since beating Sheffield United on Sept. 14th, and haven't won in all competitions since Sept. 24. Arsenal, meanwhile, were winless in the league since Oct. 6 heading into Saturday, and Lacazette's goal surely allowed manager Unai Emery to breathe a sigh of relief, too.
The Athletic's David Ornstein reportedly earlier this month that Arsenal are "100 percent" behind Emery, but North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur making a managerial change of their own conceivably could heat Emery's seat, especially if the Gunners' results don't improve.
Lacazette leveled things Saturday, but drawing against Southampton won't help Emery's case.