By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger admits Arsenal can consider themselves "lucky" to leave Southampton with a point on New Year's Day.

The Gunners were below par at St. Mary's Stadium and needed an own goal from Guly Do Prado to peg back the hosts, who took the lead through Gaston Ramirez.

Wenger kept faith with the side that scored seven against Newcastle United on Saturday but he got a very different display from his players.

"It was a flat performance, overall," Wenger told Arsenal Player. "We were disappointing going forward, we didn't create enough, when you sum up the chances we created tonight it is very little.

"Our game was not speedy enough with not enough purpose. Therefore at the end of the day you can even consider that it's a lucky point.

"Maybe we were a bit off and lost a bit of concentration and thought 'OK, we scored seven against Newcastle, we'll score again today', but it doesn't work like that. You have to focus completely.”

Watch the full interview with the boss on Arsenal Player.

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2 Jan 2013