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Southampton vs Arsenal – Match preview, Team News, lineups, H2H & Match Stats

Southampton vs Arsenal – Match preview, Team News, lineups, H2H & Match Stats

Arsenal will be playing away from home to face Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium in their third match after the return of the league.

Mikel Arteta side have been having a very poor run of form losing back to back to both Manchester City and Brighton in less than a week.

Arsenal will be looking to bounce back and they will be hoping Southampton sleep up when they face this evening.

Southampton last match was against Norwich City which they won 0-3, Southampton are currently in fourteen position and will be hoping to get all three point when they face Arsenal.

Team News

Granit Xhaka and Sokratis are both back in full training and could start from bench in today’s match.

David lLuiz is serving is match ban, after collecting a red card during Arsenal match against Manchester City.

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Bernd lLeno Sustained moderate ligament sprain in their last match and will be out for four to six weeks.

Cedric Soares, Lucas Torreira and Gabriel Martinelli are all expected to resume training next month.

Southampton have no injury concerns and most of their players are available for selection.

Southampton possible starting lineup:
McCarthy; Valery, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond; Ings, Obafemi

Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Tierney; Ceballos, Guendouzi, Saka; Pepe, Nketiah, Aubameyang

Head to Head

2019-11-23 Arsenal 2–2 Southampton
2019-02-24 Arsenal 2–0 Southampton
2018-12-16 Southampton 3-2 Arsenal
2018-04-08 Arsenal 3–2 Southampton
2017-12-10 Southampton 1-1 Arsenal

Match Stats (Opta)

  • Southampton have won three of their last five Premier League home games against Arsenal (D1 L1), more than they had in their previous 12 against them at the Dell/St Mary’s (W2 D5 L5).
  • Arsenal have lost just one of their last eight Premier League meetings with Southampton (W4 D3), though it was in this exact fixture last season in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first home game in charge of Saints.
  • Only against Manchester United (82) have Southampton conceded more Premier League goals than they have versus Arsenal (76).
  • This is Arsenal’s third Premier League match played on Thursday this season, all of them against clubs from the south coast. The Gunners lost at home to Brighton in December, before drawing at Bournemouth later that month in Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge.
  • Southampton have lost more Premier League home games than any other side in 2019-20 (9). Only in 1993-94 (10) have they lost more at home in a single Premier League campaign.

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