Arsenal played badly.

Arsenal fell behind.

Arsenal needed a hero.

Arsenal got Olivier Giroud.

[REPORT: Head-master Giroud rescues point for Arsenal at Southampton]

Yet again, the Frenchman spared Arsene Wenger’s side’s blushes as he salvaged a draw in the dying minutes against Southampton.

Social media was, quite rightly, full of love and admiration for Giroud – and also full of lament for an otherwise listless Arsenal…

Wenger cannot ever afford to sell his lucky super sub.