Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 39 Goals 47 (69)
(24) 16 Assists 42 (53)
(6.6) 6.9 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.9)
26.5 Average Age 26.7
183.1 Average Height (cm) 181
(1) 1.2 Shots pg 1.1 (1.1)
(50%) 49% Aerial Duel Success 54% (54%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.9)
(1.9) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Adam Lallana Out 6.98
Nathaniel Clyne Doubtful 6.91
Player Reason Status Rating
André Santos Out 6.74
Vassiriki Abou Diaby Out 7.16
Lukasz Fabianski Out 6.84
Ignasi Miquel Out 6.09
Per Mertesacker Doubtful 6.94

Team News

  • Gaston Ramirez should return to the Saints' starting XI after being rested for the draw with Stoke last time out.
  • Nathaniel Clyne missed that game with a knock but should be available to play here. If not, Yoshida will play at right-back again with Hooiveld coming in centrally.
  • Adam Lallana remains out injured.
  • Arsenal should have Per Mertesacker back at the heart of their defence after the German missed the win over Newcastle due to illness. Arsene Wenger is likely to want Mertesacker straight back in the team after his team conceded 3 goals without him.
  • Theo Walcott should continue up front having scored a hat trick against Newcastle, though Giroud came off the bench to score twice and may be pushing for a start.
  • Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta have played a fair few games together recently, and one of them may be in need of a rest sooner rather than later.

Prediction

  • Southampton became only the third team to score more than once against Stoke in the league this season as they came within a whisker of winning at the Brittania, and although they only left with a point, they will have gained a lot of confidence from the result.
  • Arsenal have won their last 4 Premier League games, and are only 3 points behind Spurs in 4th place with a game in hand. They have scored 13 goals in their last 3 matches, though they have also conceded 5 goals in those games.
  • Both teams are dangerous going forwards but can also be vulnerable at the back, so this could well make for a high scoring game. The Gunners ran out 6-1 winners when the sides met at the Emirates earlier this season, and while they are unlikely to enjoy as much success this time around, they should win and score a few times while they're at it.
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Comments (14)

 
  • Arsenal are the only team that can beat Newcastle 7-3 then struggle to make a clear chance to Southampton

  • well at least you avoid hyperbole, tutekthetut. Maybe playing a lightweight midfield on two days rest was a bigger problem ;)

  • it was absolutely horrible to watch so hopeless team like Arsenal. No passion, no will, no ambition. In one word - a tragedy. No skill either.

  • I have -6, but I am right... I am just a realistic Gooner. We don't dominate matches anymore.

  • Szczęsny is best. Boruc - 2nd. Im from Poland :)

  • St'hampton 1 ASNL 2

  • 3:1 soton win

  • Arsenal vai vencer (Portugal) - 0-2 Arsenal Win

  • 3-0 to arsenal

  • 1:2 arsenal win

  • I think Arsenal's winning streak will come to an end soon but not against a Southampton team with such weak defensive capabilities. It will probably be a high scoring game and I reckon walcott will score with such good form going into a match against his former club. I think Arsenal 4-3 Soton

  • gun`z wins) maybe 0-2

  • I can't see Arsenal losing at the moment, it's going to be a big scoring game again maybe 5-1

  • I can't see Arsenal winning a fifth match in a row...

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