Arsenal will aim to reignite their charge for a UEFA Champions League spot next season when they travel to St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon to face struggling Southampton in the Premier League encounter.
Both teams are in disappointing form after the Saints were thrashed 6-0 by Chelsea in their most recent matchup, while pressure is on the Gunners to pick up three points this week with a 2-0 defeat to Brighton at Emirate Stadium.
Southampton has no fresh injury worries ahead of the visit of Arsenal with Armando Borja returning to the team after he was ineligible for fixtures against his parent club Chelsea last weekend.
Arsenal will be without Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey and Scottish defender Kieran Tierney due to various injuries, while Japanese right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu is not yet ready to return from a calf problem.
Alexandre Lacazette has not scored in the Premier League from open play since the home clash with Southampton in December is expected to play despite missing training on Friday.
Head to Head
This will be the 104th meeting between the two sides with Arsenal picking up 53 wins, 28 draws, and 22 defeats against the Saints in all competitions.
The Saint has won one draw one and lost six of their last six Premier League encounter, while the Gunners have three victories and three defeats in the same number of games.
Southampton Possible Starting Lineup: Forster; Livramento, Salisu, Bednarek, Walker-Peters; S. Armstrong, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi; Adams, Borja
Arsenal Possible Starting Lineup: Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Xhaka, Lokonga; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Lacazette
Team Stats & Tips
Both teams in matches involving Arsenal have scored in 11 out of 30 Premier League games this season while for Southampton it is 19 from 30.
The Gunners have finished 16 Premier League matches with three or more total goals while for Southampton it is 17 league games. Over 2.5 goals.
Score Prediction: Southampton 2-2 Arsenal