Southampton will entertain Arsenal at St. Mary’s Stadium this Sunday as both sides hope to pick up all three points in the Premier League. The Gunners recorded a narrow 1-0 win against Leeds United in their last fixture. Similarly, the Saints also come into the match on the back of a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Bournemouth in their last league outing.
Arsenal Vs Southampton: Talking Tactics
Mikel Arteta would probably opt for the 4-2-3-1 formation and he is expected to make a couple of changes as Martin Odegaard will return to take his spot in the midfield alongside Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus who will also return to the starting XI.
Ralph Hasenhuttl could set his side up in a 4-4-2 formation allowing Adam Armstrong and Che Adams to continue as a two-man strike team in the frontline while James Ward-Prowse and Ibrahima Diallo retain their places in the midfield.
Oleksandr Zinchenko and Martinelli would be required to pass a late fitness test in order to be available for selection for this away encounter. The latter remains doubtful of the two as he recovers from injury. Meanwhile, Emile Smith Rowe (groin) and Mohamed Elneny (thigh) have been ruled out for the long term. Otherwise, Arteta has no fresh injury concerns to deal with this weekend.
Arsenal Predicted XI
Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus
As for the Saints, Valentino Livramento and Romeo Lavia will both remain sidelined due to their respective ACL and muscle injuries. Meanwhile, Armel Bella-Kotchap has joined the treatment room after suffering a shoulder injury. However, Kyle Walker-Peters could be available for selection if he passes a late fitness test. Apart from them, the rest of the team remains fully fit and available for selection.
Southampton Predicted XI
Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Mohammed Salisu, Caleta-Car, Perraud; S.Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Aribo; Adams, A. Armstrong
Arsenal Vs Southampton: Streaming Links
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