Premier League In Focus – Arsenal vs Southampton Preview

When? Sunday 8th April, 14:15 (UK)

Where? Emirates Stadium

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

Arsenal & Southampton -

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Last five meetings: Arsenal W3, Southampton W1, D1
Premier League meetings: Arsenal W20, Southampton W6, D11
All-time meetings: Arsenal W48, Southampton W20, D26


Predicted line-up: Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Xhaka; Mkhitaryan, Wilshere, Ozil; Aubameyang

Unavailable: Cazorla (Injured)



Predicted line-up: McCarthy; Cedric, Hoedt, Stephens, Bertrand; Redmond, Hojbjerg, Lemina, Tadic; Austin, Long



Arsenal took a little while to get going in their win over Stoke last Sunday and you could argue that is was a scoreline that flattered the Gunners as they eventually won the game at the Emirates by three goals to nil.

This Sunday sees them take on another team that is struggling at the bottom of the table as Southampton provide the opposition this time around. Mark Hughes’ men lost a crucial six-pointer at West Ham last weekend as the battle to beat the drop intensifies.

Arsene Wenger’s men will have had European exploits just three days before but with Southampton struggling for goals you get the feeling that they will do little to cause the home side any real trouble come the weekend with a home win looking the most likely outcome.

September 2012 saw Arsenal turn in a rampant performance at the Emirates as they hit Southampton for six. That said, the Saints did themselves no favours after scoring two own goals that afternoon.

There was a brace from Gervinho, while Lukas Poldoski and Theo Walcott also found themselves on the scoresheet. There was a brief glimpse of light when Danny Fox scored for the visitors on the stroke of half-time, but it was certainly a day forget for the St Mary’s outfit.