Arsenal are set to take on Southampton in the premier league game on Wednesday night, 10 May 2017 at St Mary’s Stadium. Its a crucial game for gunners who must win to keep their very slender hopes of top four finish alive. Southampton on the other hand don’t have much to play for and they will only be looking to gain as many points as possible before the end of the season.
Southampton 0-2 Arsenal Highlights
[ Premier League 2017 Match ]
60′ 0 – 1 Alexis Sanchez scored in 60th minute of the game to put Arsenal 1-0 in lead. The game came with a individual briliance when Sanchez outsmarted Saints defense with trickery and a nice finish to make it 1-0.
70′ 0 – 2 Olivier Giroud sealed the win scoring Arsenal’s second of the night.
Arsenal vs Southampton Preview & Lineups: Last time these two meet was back in November 2016 when Southampton came out 2-0 winners thanks to goals from Jordie Clasie and Ryan Bertrand. They will have to put together another good performance if they were to see off the challege from Arsenal.
Gunners are likely to make number of changes going into the match with Danny Welbeck pushing for start while Lucas should definitely start upfront. Olivier Giroud is likely to miss the game and Alexis Sanchez, Ozil and Ramsey set to play in midfield.
Southampton 0-4 Arsenal Highlights
[ FA Cup 2017 – Round 4 ]
15′ 0 – 1 Danny Welbeck started his first game this season and found himself on target scoring in 15th minute to make it 1-0 for Arsenal.
22′ 0 – 2 Danny Welbeck was on target again as he grabbed his second with a nice finish.
35′ 0 – 3 Theo Walcott
Southampton on the other hand will start with Nathan Redmond and Charlie Austin upfront while Dusan Tadic, Steven Davis, Oriol Romeu and Ward-Prowse set to play in four man midfield. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday afternoon kickoff, we will have confirmed lineups couple of hours before the kickoff.
Predictions: A very interesting and competitive fixture to say the least. Arsenal playing at home should be slight favourite and with all big players like Ozil, Sanchez and Giroud fit and raring to go they might prove too much for unpredictable Southampton. I am going with a 2-1 win for Arsene Wenger side and with that I can see them going top of the table.