Southampton vs Arsenal
English Premier League
Date: 23 October 2022, Sunday
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).
Premier League leaders Arsenal will go to St. Mary’s for a challenging match against Southampton in an effort to pick up their fifth straight victory.
Recently, when they played major teams, like Arsenal, Southampton showed to be a difficult opponent.
The outcome at St. Mary’s last year, which handed the Gunners’ hopes of finishing in the top four a blow, will be a key factor for Ralph Hasenhuttl.
The situation is different this time, and the Southampton manager will be cautious of their visitor’s recent performance.
Southampton has not been successful since defeating Chelsea at home.
They embarked on a five-game losing streak, losing four of them.
Che Adams’ goal gave Hasenhuttl’s team a convincing victory over Bournemouth to take the heat off.
Hasenhuttl will have learned a lot from the contest. His team scored early and played solid defense.
In the second half, Mohammed Salisu made a crucial goal-line clearance to preserve his team’s lead.
Despite Bournemouth’s strong attacking performance, Arsenal will bring more to the field.
After winning nine of their first ten games this season, the Gunners are on a roll.
The team led by Mikel Arteta has only suffered one setback so far this season, and they are unbeatable in all competitions.
With a victory over PSV Eindhoven in the middle of the week, Arsenal also qualified for the UEFA Europa League knockout stages.
The outcome did not reflect their level of effort, as Arsenal displayed dominance at the Emirates.
Arteta is monitoring for signs of weariness because his team has struggled to convert chances recently.
The boss will be looking to improve on Arsenal’s recent three victories, which have come by a single goal in all competitions.
The Arsenal team is feeling upbeat, and they are certain that they will finish first after the World Cup break.
Arteta will concentrate on the trip to Southampton with the hope of returning with all three points and maintaining their outstanding start to the year.
Southampton vs Arsenal Head to head :
- Arsenal have only won 18 of the previous 47 away games against Southampton.
- The teams have two wins apiece in the previous four head to head matches.
- Both teams were on target just once in the previous four H2H outings.
Southampton vs Arsenal Prediction :
In addition to dominating the table, the Gunners also have outstanding stats when playing away from home.
Arsenal has the lowest road goal differential in the league with just three goals allowed while scoring a league-high 10 goals.
Another victory for Mikel Arteta’s team seems likely given their strong start to the year.
Southampton’s erratic play this year may continue against a team like Arsenal. The Gunners should win the game at St.
Mary’s with a clean sheet due to injuries and absences. The Hard Tackle projects that Arsenal will triumph 3-1 on Sunday.
Southampton 1-3 Arsenal
Southampton vs Arsenal Team News :
When Kyle Walker-Peters hobbled off against Bournemouth in the middle of the week, Southampton received a worry.
The right-back is now in the long-term treatment room with a hamstring injury along with Armel Bella-Kotchap (shoulder), Valentino Livramento (knee), and Romeo Lavia (thigh).
Hasenhuttl is in a difficult situation at right-back since Ainsley Maitland-Niles is unable to play against his parent club.
Lewis Payne, 18, may need to be called up for this match, but Mohamed Elyounoussi could also play as a wing-back in a 3-5-2 formation.
In order to establish a solid midfield, Diallo, James Ward-Prowse, and Stuart Armstrong would be joined at the back by Lyanco, Duje Caleta-Car, and Salisu.
The only thing Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka had to show for his efforts against PSV was a kick to the calf. However, he was a persistent threat down the right wing.
At the conclusion of the game, the 21-year-old was limping, but Arteta is optimistic that he will soon recover.
Takehiro Tomiyasu might be able to fill in on the left side once more since Mohamed Elneny, Emile Smith Rowe, and Oleksandr Zinchenko are all out for several months due to injuries to their hamstrings and groins, respectively.
Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, William Saliba, and Thomas Partey are among the regulars who are returning to the Arsenal XI in this match.
Gabriel Martinelli also survived an illness in time for the game on Thursday.
Southampton possible starting lineup:
Bazunu; Lyanco, Salisu, Caleta-Car; Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, S. Armstrong, Diallo, Perraud; Aribo, Adams
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus