Arsenal hosted Southampton in the premier League game on Saturday 10 September and they found themselves on the back foot early own as Southampton played superbly and took the lead when Cech failed to cope with Tadic’s shot on goal. However Arsenal got themselves back on level terms when central defender Laurent Koscielny scored with a superb overhead kick.
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
Arsenal vs Southampton Preview & Lineups: Arsenal has won 1 and drawn 1 since their opening day defeat and they will be heavy favourites to earn another three points at Emirates against Southampton who has not beaten Arsenal in London for best part of last 30 years.
Arsene Wenger is expected to hand Shkodran Mustafi his debut against the Saints while Lucas Perez is likely to be on the bench. Giroud should keep his place in starting lineup with Sanchez, Ozil and Shkodran Mustafi might start in attacking roles. Santi Cazorla and Granit Xhaka to play in central midfield roles.
Southampton on the other hand will start with Nathan Redmond and Charlie Austin upfront while Dusan Tadic, Steven Davis, Oriol Romeu and James 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.