The Premier League returns to action this weekend at St Mary’s as Southampton takes on Mikel Arteta’s impressive Arsenal side.
Arsenal is currently number one in the Premier League and has been in good form so far this season. The Gunners beat PSV Eindhoven 1-0 in their previous match and will go one step further this weekend.
On the other hand, Southampton is currently 14th in the league and has been inconsistent this year. Saints secured an important 1-0 win over Bournemouth this week and will look to achieve a similar result in this match.
Arsenal has put together a great team this season and could give Manchester City a chance in the coming months. The Gunners are four points off the top of the table and will have to work hard to maintain their lead.
Southampton may punch one day but has not fared well in recent weeks. Arsenal is the best team at the moment and we have to win this game.
Southampton 1-4 Arsenal
Arsenal has won 53 of the 104 matches between the two sides against Southampton, a better record than Southampton’s 23 wins.
Southampton won the previous meeting between the two sides in April this year and is looking to win their first game against Arsenal since 2015.
Arsenal has won two of their three games against Southampton under Mikel Arteta but lost in this fixture last season.
It is the third time Southampton has invited Premier League leaders Arsenal.
The Saints are unbeaten in two games so far. After going 10 consecutive Premier League games unbeaten until February 2022, Southampton has now lost 7 of their last 11 league games at St Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton has scored a goal in their last 11 Premier League home games but faced Arsenal last season.
Southampton predicted starting lineup:
Caleta-Car, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, S. Armstrong, Diallo, Perraud; Aribo, Adams, Bazunu, Lyanco, Salisu.
Arsenal predicted starting lineup:
Gabriel, Tomiyasu, Xhaka, Partey, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus, Ramsdale; White, Saliba,
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