Unai Emery will be glad to have gotten through against BATE Borisov yesterday evening, and the win should give them confidence heading into the match against Southampton on Sunday.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are going through a dip in form at the moment, having drawn against Crystal Palace and Burnley, and lost to Cardiff at home in their last three games.
The Gunners will be hoping to take advantage and grab three points in their quest for a top-four finish. They will be without Danny Welbeck (ankle), Rob Holding (knee) and Hector Bellerin who all have long-term injuries.
Striker Alexandre Lacazette will return to the squad following his suspension for last night’s game against BATE.
For the Saints, Danny Ings will be missing due to a hamstring injury. Mario Lemina is still out of action after undergoing an operation on an abdominal injury late last month.
Stuart Armstrong (calf) and Michael Obafemi (hamstring) both have a chance of making their comebacks from injury on Sunday.
The bookmakers expect Arsenal to come out on top this weekend. They are 18/35 at Unibet to win while a draw is 62/17 at 188BET. The best price for a Southampton victory is 6/1 at BetVictor.
Arsenal’s Predicted XI To Face Southampton:
Leno, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Guendouzi Xhaka, Ozil, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Southampton’s Predicted XI:
McCarthy, Valery, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand, Hojbjerg, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Austin
Predicted Score – 3-1 to Arsenal