Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said that a defeat to Southampton on Wednesday “would are difficult to take”.
Arteta however hopes their battling 1-1 draw with the Saints, are often the catalyst for a reversal of fortunes.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted his first goal in six games as 10-man Arsenal avoided a fifth successive home league loss.
Theo Walcott had dinked a fine finish to offer the visitors the lead.
When asked if the way of the fightback could prove the beginning of a real recovery, Arteta replied: “Yeah I agree, yes, because if you lose that game at the top it might are really difficult to require .
“The players showed what we expect them to try to to , so a minimum of the work is there.”