Arsenal took on Southampton in the English FA Cup fourth round match this Saturday evening, 28th January 2017 at St Mary’s. With Southampton buzzing having qualified for EFL Cup final and Arsene Wenger banned from touchline it was expected to be a tight game. However arsenal had other ideas as they hammered Southampton in devastating first half scoring 3 goals thanks to brace from Welbeck and Walcott scoring the other.
Match Highlights (English)
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
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 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.
Arsenal 0-2 Southampton Highlights
[ English League Cup 2016 Quarterfinal ]
13′ 0 – 1 Jordy Clasie scores in opening 13 minutes to put Southampton 1-0 up after dominant start by the saints.
38′ 0 – 2 Ryan Bertrand made it 2-0 just before the break.
Arsenal 1-1 Southampton Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 ]
18′ 0 – 1 Petr Cech conceded what is ruled as own goal after he failed to cope with Tadic shot.
29′ 1 – 1 Laurent Koscielny brought homeside back into the game with a stunning overhead kick.
90′ 2 – 1 Santi Cazorla scored late in second half on a penalty to earn three points for Arsenal