St. Marys Stadium, Southampton, England
Key Stat: Southampton are the only team to have beaten Arsenal in the Gunners' last seven matches.
Expert Verdict: An own goal was enough to earn Southampton victory in the cup at the weekend and end Arsenal's unbeaten streak and the Saints should take confidence from that. Southampton will be mostly unchanged but Arsenal do have reinforcements to bring in and this may be a draw instead.
After beating them in the FA Cup at the weekend, Southampton will now look to replicate their defeat of Arsenal in the Premier League when the two teams meet once more, this time in the league. The match once again takes place at St Mary’s Stadium, on January 26, and the live action starts at 20:15 local time.
Defenders:Kyle Walker Peters, Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens, Ryan Bertrand
Midfielders:Theo Walcott, Ibrahima Diallo, James Ward Prowse, Stuart Armstrong
Forwards:Danny Ings, Che Adams
Defenders:Hector Bellerin, David Luiz, Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney
Defensive Midfielders:Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka
Attacking Midfielders:Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Southampton beat Arsenal 1-0 at the weekend thanks to Gabriel’s own goal to knock the Gunners out of the FA Cup and end a four-game winless streak in this fixture. That run includes the 1-1 draw at the Emirates last month, when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cancelled out Theo Walcott’s opener. Here are the results of the last five matches:
Jan 23, 2021: Southampton 1-0 Arsenal
Dec 16, 2020: Arsenal 1-1 Southampton
Jun 25, 2020: Southampton 0-2 Arsenal
Nov 23, 2019: Arsenal 2-2 Southampton
Feb 24, 2019: Arsenal 2-0 Southampton
Southampton and Arsenal cancelled each other out in their last league meeting and the draw is tempting again at 12/5 with Bet365.
Both teams to score has been set at 31/40 with Betway, and under 2.5 goals is 10/11 with Bet365.
Danny Ings is 13/10 with 888sport and Betway to score at any time for the hosts.
Southampton won in the cup at the weekend but Arsenal have players to bring in for this league match and they can cancel the Saints out at least.