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Ralph Hasenhuttl apologised to Unai Emery for not shaking his hand at full-time

Ralph Hasenhuttl got a bit over-excited after Southampton’s Premier League win over Arsenal on Sunday.

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl apologised to Arsenal manager Unai Emery after not shaking his hand following Premier League win Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl issued an apology to Arsenal boss Unai Emery for not shaking his hand after Saints beat the Gunners 3-2 at St. Mary’s on Sunday.

Arsenal twice pegged Saints back, before Charlie Austin scored the winner on 85 minutes to earn Hasenhuttl’s Southampton an invaluable three points.

Read how Saints ended Arsenal’s 22-game unbeaten run here.

Given how important the win was for Saints, Hasenhuttl ran onto the pitch to celebrate with his players as Southampton recorded only their first home win of the season.

Hasenhuttl said he got carried away with the celebratory atmosphere at St. Mary’s.

”I apologised to Unai Emery for not shaking his hand,” the Austrian told Sky Sports.

”I was looking for him and I didn’t see him. I then ran to my players.”


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Hasenhuttl spoke of the atmosphere at St. Mary’s after Sunday’s win against Arsenal.

”The atmosphere after the game gave me goosebumps,” Hasenhuttl continued.

”It was an unbelievable moment to celebrate with the crowd and the team.

”They put everything on the pitch, we deserved it.

”Everyone saw today the ways we have to go. We have to stay committed and stay together. The way they worked together today was fantastic, without this we wouldn’t have got the chances against Arsenal.

”I think when you invest a lot, you earn your rewards. We earnt more than the three points today - we got the respect of our crowd.”