Gif: Olivier Giroud gets awarded a late controversial penalty vs Southampton!

Oliver Giroud

Watch Arsenal and Olivier Giroud being awarded a very controversial penalty against Southampton’s Jose Fonte in the 94th minute!

Arsenal and Southampton played out a drab match, where there weren’t that many chances!

Arsenal won thanks to a late and even more controversial penalty.

It was 94th minute and a ball was floated into Southampton’s penalty area (while Koscielny was laying there). Fonte and Giroud were “fighting” for a ball.

Both players eventually went to the ground, and referee (shockingly) decided to award a penalty to Arsenal. It was an extremely dubious decision. Frankly, it was more likely to be awarded as a foul in attack than penalty!

Nevertheless, Arsenal got the penalty and won the match in 95th minute. Southampton’s camp is going to be furious, while Arsenal will be glad for this small miracle which gives them a lifeline in the title challenge.

When you get saved by a “never in a million years” penalty in 94th minute!