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Southampton vs Arsenal: Match Preview

Arsenal’s hunt for a Champions League spot continues as they face  Southampton at the St. Mary’s Stadium.

Match Details

  • Southampton vs Arsenal
  • St Mary’s Stadium
  • Premier League
  • Sunday 10th December
  • Kick off: 12:00 GMT
  • Live on BT Sport 1

Match Preview

Arsenal had been in an excellent vein of form until last weekend when they suffered a 3-1 home defeat to Manchester United. They followed that up with a 6-0 thrashing of BATE Borisov in the Europa League on Thursday.

Southampton meanwhile drew their last game, a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth. Their form before that was a little sketchy, winning only one of their previous five games, although that did include games against Man City and Liverpool.

 

 

Team News

Shane Long could return to the side after recovering from a calf problem, while Cedric Soares is a doubt for the hosts with a hamstring injury.

As for Arsenal, Shkodran Mustafi is out with a thigh strain although Theo Walcott could return to face his formerly club.

 

Predicted Lineups

Southampton: Forster; Pied, Van Dijk ,Yoshida, Bertrand; Romeu, Lemina, Boufal, Tadic, Redmond, Austin

Arsenal: Cech; Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Özil, Sanchez, Lacazette.

 

Match Prediction

Southampton 1-2 Arsenal.

It will be a very difficult game for Arsenal away, as it always is, against the Saints. But I expect Arsenal to somehow still manage to find their way through it as they desperately need the three points.

Check out our article on the best Premier League Betting for this weekend’s games.

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