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Southampton vs Arsenal: Preview, team news, key facts, predicted lineup

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Arsenal will look to revive their top-four hopes as they travel to St Mary’s to face Southampton in the game week 33 of the Premier League on Saturday.

Both the sides come into the game after horrible results last time around in the Premier League. Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Brighton last time around. While Southampton were thrashed 6-0 by the European champions, Chelsea.

Arsenal are still in a good position to challenge for the top four at the end of the season, the club currently sits 5th in the league table. They have picked up 54 points from 30 league games so far this term. While Southampton are currently 14th in the league table. They have picked up 36 points from 31 league games so far this term.

Southampton Premier League form: L L L D L

Arsenal Premier League form: W L W L L

The Gunners head into the game as clear favorites. But both sides will be looking to shake off negative results and aim to return back to winning ways.

Key facts

  • Southampton have lost their last two home league games against Arsenal.
  • While Arsenal have lost just one of their last 12 league meetings against Southampton.
  • The Saints have conceded 10 goals in their last three league games.
  • The Gunners come into the game on a two-match losing streak in the league.
  • The Saints have not kept a clean sheet in their last five league games.

Team news

Armando Broja will likely make his return to the side replacing Adam Armstrong in the starting lineup. Shane Long, Alex McCarthy, and Lyanco are all minor doubts ahead of the clash. Ibrahima Diallo will be looking to be in the starting lineup due to Oriol Romeu’s injury.

For Arsenal, left-back Tierney is set to miss the remainder of the season due to injury. Partey and Tomiyasu are also ruled out of the clash. But the duo may be available for the next round of Premier League fixtures. Nuno Tavares may also be back in the starting lineup as a left-back. Eddie Nketiah may finally be given a start leading the line due to Alexandre Lacazette‘s bad run of form.

Predicted lineup

Southampton predicted lineup:

Forster; Livramento, Salisu, Bednarek, Walker-Peters; S. Armstrong, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi; Adams, Broja

Arsenal predicted lineup:

Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Xhaka, Lokonga; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah

Southampton vs Arsenal: Prediction

With both the sides coming into the game after negative results. The game is set to be a fiery affair and with Southampton’s horrible record at the back, there is no doubt that there will be chances for the Arsenal frontline.

Prediction: Southampton 0-2 Arsenal

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