Arsenal vs Southampton
Two teams in poor form meet at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
Arsenal have two defeats and three draws in their last five matches.
Southampton, meanwhile, are on a four-game losing streak, and they have six defeats in seven.
Dani Ceballos is out vs Southampton
Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos is out for the Southampton game, according to Evening Standard reporter Simon Collings.
Ceballos is sidelined with a hamstring problem sustained in Arsenal’s last Europa League match.
It’s unclear when Ceballos will be fit to return to action.
#afc Dani Ceballos not fit to face Southampton on Saturday, still struggling with hamstring injury picked up against Vitoria.
— Simon Collings (@sr_collings) November 21, 2019
Could that mean a return for Granit Xhaka?
The Swiss midfielder, who has been frozen out since Crystal Palace, played twice for his country during the international break.
How Ralph Hasenhüttl plans to beat Arsenal
Southampton have a clean bill of health for the trip to London.
Moreover, Ryan Bertrand is available for selection following his suspension.
But can the Saints really hope to win away at the Gunners?
Southampton’s last away league victory at Arsenal was in November 1987, when Rodney Wallace came off the bench to score the winner.
Speaking in his presser on Thursday, Ralph Hasenhüttl explained his vision for how Southampton can win this weekend:
We must look forward and to the next games and the next is against Arsenal.
We know that we only have a chance to defeat them if we are very well balanced and if we get back to the basic fundamentals of our game, what made it different at the beginning of the season when we won away.
We need to see a good trigger after losing the ball, good momentum when we go to fight to win it back again immediately.
This is something we were working on during the last two weeks and especially with the players that have been here.
You could see that we forgot a little bit about this behaviour – it was this behaviour that made us strong and for a long time.
I think to find this behaviour back was the main work we wanted to do the last two weeks.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) November 21, 2019