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Arsenal vs Southampton predictions: Premier League match preview & predicted line-ups

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Arsenal to beat Southampton 2-1 is 8/1 with Bet365

Buoyed by their recent win in Europe, Arsenal will be looking to make it six straight wins when the Saints visit the Emirates on Sunday.

Arsenal vs Southampton: Who will win?

Arsenal are strong favourites with the bookies, at 3/5.

Southampton to record a much needed win in the relegation battle is 19/4.

First goal scorer tip: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang is 10/3 to score 1st with Bet365

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 09: Wesley Hoedt of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Watford at St Mary’s Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs Southampton: Premier League preview

Arsenal host Southampton at the Emirates on Sunday. The game will be a fifth consecutive match at the Emirates for the Gunners, who are in search of a sixth straight win in all competitions.

Arsenal beat CSKA Moscow 4-1 in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday. Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette both scored braces.

Arsenal have been in immense form at home this season. Manchester United and Manchester City are the only sides to pick up more points at home than the Gunners, who have won 12 of their 16 at the Emirates.

In their last Premier League outing, Arsene Wenger’s side beat Stoke City 3-0. Despite an improvement in their form, a top four finish seems out of reach for Arsenal, who come into this fixture 16 points off fourth, with a game in hand.

Southampton are firmly in the relegation zone. Three points behind fourth bottom Crystal Palace, with two games in hand.

Last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at West Ham means the Saints  have failed to win any of their last five in the Premier League.

Southampton have only won two of their 16 away matches in the league this season, conceding 25 times in that period.

Southampton held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at St Mary’s in December. Charlie Austin opened the scoring early on before then-Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud equalised for the Gunners in the 88th minute.

Arsenal Win, Both Teams To Score-Yes, Over 10.5 Corners: 3/1 with Ladbrokes
Petr Cech

Petr Cech during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Arsenal at Liberty Stadium on January 30, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Arsenal team news vs Southampton

Henrikh Mkhitaryan will certainly miss out after being forced off with a knee injury against CSKA.

Second-choice goalkeeper David Ospina will miss up to three weeks with an ankle injury.

Sunday’s game will come too soon for Ainsley Maitland-Niles, although the youngster could be ready for Thursday night.

Although Arsenal hold a healthy first leg advantage, Arsene Wenger is likely to rest a number of players once again ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League clash.

The likes of Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny are all at risk of being rested.

Calum Chambers is in contention to face his former club.

Southampton team news vs Arsenal

Stephen Davis is set to play for the first time since February after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Mario Lemina returns after illness, meaning Mark Hughes has a full complement of players to choose from.

Mesut Ozil to score & Arsenal to win: 5/2 with William Hill

Arsenal predicted line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Southampton

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Southampton

Southampton predicted line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Southampton XI vs Arsenal

Predicted Southampton XI vs Arsenal

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