Arsenal vs Southampton
Sunday’s Premier League action kick-ooff at the Emirates Stadium.
Can Southampton pick up a huge away win to boost their survival hopes?
If Southampton can win at Arsenal, they’ll move level on points with Crystal Palace. The Saints would also have a game in a hand over the Eagles.
But betting on a Southampton away win is a major long shot. Mark Hughes’s men only have one win in their last 18 matches.
As for Arsenal, Arsene Wenger’s side seem to be having their standard strong end to a season.
The Gunners are fully focused on trying to win the Europa League to qualify for the Champions League. Yet they also come into the Saints game on the back of five straight victories in all competitions.
No Alexandre Lacazette, no Aaron Ramsey
On Saturday, the likes of the Times and the Guardian have gone about predicting the line-ups for the Arsenal versus Southampton match.
Arsenal beat CSKA Moscow 4-1 on Thursday night in the UEL.
With a return match this Thursday in Russia, Wenger is poised to rotate his squad this weekend.
One player set to miss out on a starting place is Alexandre Lacazette. The French forward has three goals in his last two games.
Of course, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is unable to play in Europe for the Gunners.
Aaron Ramsey also scored twice against CSKA Moscow on Thursday night. The Times believe the Welsh midfielder may be left out the team as Mohamed Elneny may start.
Southampton: Two strikers
As for Southampton, consensus belief is that Mark Hughes will start with two strikers.
Manolo Gabbiadini could be paired with Charlie Austin for the Arsenal the game as the Saints throw caution to the wind.