Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, Premier League 2020/21

Mikel Arteta and his Arsenal side have turned their fortunes around in the last few matches, and are on a steady rise up the Premier League table, and Alley Sport is here with Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton. Arteta would hope for a positive result against the Saints which would be a boost for the Gunners as they will try to mount a late challenge for the Europa League spots.

Mikel Arteta has rejuvenated the Arsenal side who are on a good run of form after a slow start to their season | Image: Getty Images, Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton
Mikel Arteta has rejuvenated the Arsenal side who are on a good run of form after a slow start to their season | Image: Getty Images, Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton: Match Preview

Arsenal defeated Newcastle United 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League this week. A brace from captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on either side of a goal from wonder-kid Bukayoko Saka ensured all 3 points for the North London club, who have risen to 10th place in the Premier League table.

After an eventless first-half, Arsenal emerged from the dugout fresh and positive. The Gunners created loads of chances and played attacking football in the second half, reaping their rewards with 3 goals and a win. New man Thomas Partey launched a lovely ball over the top of the Magpies defence, and Aubameyang beat Emil Krafth on his way to a fine finish into the top left corner. Arsenal youngsters Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayoko Saka combined for their second goal, with Smith Rowe taking on Lascelles down the left, before cutting it back to Saka, who showed composure and good movement to add a second for the Gunners.

Aubameyang completed the rout for Arsenal, converting from close range off a cutback from Cedric Soares who crossed into the box after beating Lewis. On the other hand, Southampton experienced the high of defeating champions Liverpool, before succumbing to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, thanks to goals from James Maddison and Harvey Barnes.

Arsenal captain Aubameyang scored a brace against Newcastle in the Premier League this week | Image: Getty Images, Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton
Arsenal captain Aubameyang scored a brace against Newcastle in the Premier League this week | Image: Getty Images, Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton: Latest Team News

Arsenal will have a full squad to choose from, given defender Pablo Mari is expected to return from a calf injury later this month. Arteta will be fielding a strong playing XI against Southampton, who prefer a high-pressing game and defeated Liverpool at the St. Mary’s earlier this month.

Ralph Hassenhuttl will have a long list of absentees to deal with as he puts together a XI for the Arsenal visit. Striker Danny Ings is doubtful for this clash, due to injury. Jannik Vestergaard is recovering from a knee injury and is not expected to be back until February. Fellow defender Mohammed Salisu is also doubtful due to injury. Young forward Michael Obafemi is ruled out for this fixture with a muscle injury, while midfielder Nathan Redmond could miss the game due to a hip injury. Midfielders Oriol Romeu and Moussa Djenepo are injury doubts. Young player Nathan Tella also has a muscle injury and is a doubt for the game against Arsenal.

Experienced full-back Ryan Bertrand is suspended and midfielder Will Smallbone is unfortunately ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a cruciate ligament injury.

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Southampton boss Hassenhuttl (left) will have to deal with a long list of injured players while facing Arsenal | Image: Getty Images, Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton
Southampton boss Hassenhuttl (left) will have to deal with a long list of injured players while facing Arsenal | Image: Getty Images, Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton

We expect Arteta to go with a 4-2-3-1 formation, with which he has seen an upturn in form and results of late. Bernd Leno is expected to continue in goal, with Cedric Soares and Kieran Tierney on either side of Rob Holding and David Luiz. Thomas Partey could partner Granit Xhaka in midfield as a double-pivot, behind Emile Smith Rowe, who has settled nicely into the attacking midfielder role. We can expect Alexandre Lacazette to lead the line, along with Aubameyang and Saka. Here is our Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton:

Formation: 4-2-3-1

GK: Bernd Leno

LB: Kieran Tierney

CB: David Luiz

CB: Rob Holding

RB: Cedric Soares

CM: Thomas Partey

CM: Granit Xhaka

CAM: Emile Smith Rowe

RW: Bukayoko Saka

LW: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (c)

ST: Alexandre Lacazette

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Youngsters Emile Smith Rowe (far left) and Bukayoko Saka (2nd from left) have been in fine form for the Gunners of late | Image: Getty Images, Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton
Youngsters Emile Smith Rowe (far left) and Bukayoko Saka (2nd from left) have been in fine form for the Gunners of late | Image: Getty Images, Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton: Score Predictions

The Gunners are in fine form of late, picking up wins both home and away. Southampton’s form is a mixed bag of sorts, but the big victory against Liverpool has given their team a morale boost. Their high-pressing style of play should be interesting to watch against Arteta’s more pragmatic approach. However, we predict a 2-1 win for Arsenal.

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Southampton: Live Stream

Star Sports network will be broadcasting Premier League matches in India, while viewers also have the option of streaming the match from Disney+ Hotstar, from 0145 IST. Fans in UK can watch the game on Sky Sports UK.

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