The Gunners are closing in on the top of the table but Arsenal fans have seen this before. A win on Boxing Day would point them in the right direction heading into the New Year, especially when considering their long injury list.
Here's the team most likely to face Southampton:
|PLAYER||% MINS PLD||GLS||AST.|
|0||0||0 / 0|
|0||3||2 / 0|
|2||0||1 / 0|
|0||2||1 / 0|
|0||0||1 / 0|
|3||2||1 / 0|
|2||2||3 / 0|
|2||0||1 / 0|
|5||3||0 / 0|
|4||15||3 / 0|
|15||0||5 / 1|
|Totals||33||27||18 / 1|
|LINE-UP COMBINED RECORD|
|LAST MATCH - 21 Dec 2015|
2 - 1
|1 - 0|
|2 - 0|
|2 - 1|
|TOTAL PREMIER LEAGUE EXPERIENCE|
Arsenal's injury list is now a full midfield worth of players. Arteta, Welbeck, Wilshere, Sanchez, Rosicky, Coquelin and Cazorla are all out injured for this fixture.
The Gunners back four is fast becoming the envy of most other Premier League teams. Bellerin, Monreal, Mertesacker and Koscielny have now started 25 fixtures together winning 19 (76%) of them and conceding just 16 goals.
Mesut Ozil will provide the creative flair at the other end of the field and is fast proving to be one of the top performing attacking midfielders in the world. In his last 14 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal he's only failed to either score a goal, or provide an assist in two of those fixtures (vs Bayern Munich & vs Olympiakos).
The actual goals being scored are likely to be from either Theo Walcott or Olivier Giroud. Giroud has managed to score in each of his last four appearances for Arsenal and a total of 15 in all competitions this season. On average he's finding the net for every 104 minutes of playing time he's given. He's also previously found the net against Southampton, scoring both in November 2013 and January 2014.
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ALL PREDICTIONS FOR SOUTHAMPTON V ARSENAL
Below you will find all of our predictions for the Southampton v Arsenal match, along with the best odds and the latest bookie sign-up offers. Recent form and fixture history can be found using the arrows to the left of each bet.
SOUTHAMPTON v ARSENAL
Sat 26th December - 19:45 - Premier League -
SOUTHAMPTON v ARSENAL
Sat 26th December, 19:45
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