Arsenal managed to secure a draw against Southampton courtesy of a late goal from Giroud.
Southampton started the better of the two and were rewarded for the early pressure when Dusan Tadic assisted Austin has has been in great recent form for his fourth goal in three matches.
Fraser Foster made some good saves for the home side as Arsenal struggled to find an equalizer.
After the break Arsenal dominated the game but could not find the finishing touch with Southampton threatening on the counter.
Oriol Romeu came close to doubling the home sides lead hitting the bar on 61 minutes,
With the match looking all but settled substitute Giroud scored the equalizer from Alexis Sanchez’s cross on 88 minutes to secure a point for the Gunners.
The draw puts Arsenal in fifth place above Tottenham with Southampton in 11th place.