Southampton humiliated Arsenal 4-0 on Boxing Day as the gunners missed a chance to go top of the English Premier League.
The title favourites had gone into the match needing a win to top the log, with Liverpool having defeated Leicester City 1-0 earlier in the day.
The Gunners, however, started badly with the saints ensuring that Wenger’s men were not allowed space for their style of football.
Southampton showed better coordination as they mounted pressure on Arsenal and deservedly went into half time leading 1-0.
Backup right back, Cuco Martina, chose the right match to show his quality with a spectacular low volley in the 19th minute.
The goal came after a long spell of pressure on a shaky Arsenal defence, marshaled by Laurent Koscielny and Par Matersacker.
In the second half, Southampton continued from where they left off and quickly put the ball in Arsenal’s net but was rightly ruled out for offside. They, however, made it 2-0 in the 50th minute through Shane Long to further darken Arsenal’s Christmas.
Wenger introduced Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for Joel Campbell in the 64th minute and it appeared the players suddenly realised what was at stake as they tried to get back in the game.
The night got worse instead. It was 3-0 in the 69th minute courtesy Jose Miguel Fonte and Shane Long completed a brace in the 90th minute as the hosts refused to be intimidated by Arsenal’s stars and pre-match rating.
The Saints held on for a famous 4-0 victory over the London giants as Arsene Wenger’s men missed a glorious chance to become league leaders after trailing Leicester for weeks.