Southampton, Arsenal Battle In Search Of A Crucial Victory In Premier League

Akshay Sonawane
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Southampton will be welcoming Arsenal for the Premier League game at St Mary’s Stadium on Wednesday at 1:45 AM IST. The hosts have acquired the 10th spot with 29 points while the visitors have occupied the 11th position with 27 points.

Southampton played 18 matches out of which they won eight games, lost and drew five games each. Arsenal had 19 matches, they won and drawn eight fixtures while lost thrice.

Arsenal lost to Saints by the scoreline of 1-0 on Saturday in the FA Cup. Mikel Arteta will aim for his to side to emerge from the setback and continue their good form in the Premier League. The Gunners had a decent start to the season, at one point they even slipped to the 15th position.

After having a good start to the season, Southampton seems to have run out of gas. The Saints only won one game in their last five Premier League games and find themselves a spot ahead of Arsenal.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams in Premier League, Arsenal has an upper hand as they beat Southampton on two occasions and lost to them just once. The two teams have produced 15 goals in their last five games, Wednesday’s game is likely to be a goal-fest.

Southampton will be missing up to eight players in their upcoming game against Arsenal. Jannik Vestergaard will be a great loss for the Saints as the defender has been impressive for Southampton this season. Danny Ings return will be a plus point for the hosts.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s availability is doubtful as the player pulled out of Saturday’s FA Cup game due to personal reasons. Arsenal to move ahead into this game without their captain. Dani Ceballos’ inclusion is doubtful as the Spaniard picked up a calf injury earlier this week.