Arsenal vs Southampton: Match Preview, Team News and Prediction

English Premier League

Premier League leaders Arsenal will host Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night.

Arsenal have dropped points in last two league matches, which has allowed Man City to close the gap to four points with a game in hand. Arteta’s side last match against West Ham ended in 2:2 draw. Gunners currently sit at top of the Premier League Table.

Meanwhile, Southampton lost 2:0 against Crystal Palace last weekend’ and this is Saint’s third consecutive defeat in Premier League. Selles’s side currently sit at the bottom of the Premier League Table.

Arsenal Premier League Form: W W W D D

Southampton Premier League Form: L D L L L

Arsenal vs Southampton: Team News

Arsenal Team News

Gunners will be without the services of Mohamed Elneny, Takehiro Tomiyasu and William Saliba due to injuries. But good news is Oleksandr Zinchenko could return and replace Keiran Tierney in the starting eleven.

Arsenal’s Possible Line-up

Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Martin Odeegard, Gabriel Martinelli, Gabriel Jesus, Bukayo Saka

Southampton Team News

For Southampton, Ainsley Maitland-Niles is suspend and will not be eligible to face his parent club on Friday. While, Juan Larios, Valentino Livramento, Mislav Orsic and Mohammed Salisu remain unavailable through injury.

Southampton’s Possible Line-up

Gavin Bazunu, Romain Perraud, Jan Bednarek, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Kyle Walker-Peters, Mousa Djenepo, James Ward-Prowse, Romeo Lavia, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Carlos Alcarez, Paul Onuachu

Our Prediction

Arsenal 2:0 Southampton

Gunners will return to their winning form against Southampton and increase their lead at the top of the table. However, Mikel Arteta will be hoping to win the Premier League Trophy this season.

Meanwhile, Southampton might get relegated this season with their disastrous run of form.

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