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Southampton vs Arsenal: Premier League

Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at St Mary's Stadium on Sunday

Arsenal will have come out of last Saturday's defeat to Manchester United wondering how they managed to lose a game they absolutely dominated.

The Gunners recorded 33 shots, over 600 passes and saw United goalkeeper David de Gea equal a Premier League saves record in the process, but couldn't finish their chances in what proved to be a freak game.

Southampton vs Arsenal: Premier League prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV

Arsene Wenger is hoping Arsenal can get back to winning ways in the Premier League against Southampton on Sunday.

The Gunners lost 3-1 at home in a damaging defeat against Manchester United last weekend, but followed that up with a morale-boosting 6-0 Europa League win against BATE Borisov on Thursday night.

Wenger's men currently sit sixth in the table, and will be hoping to beat Mauricio Pellegrino's inconsistent Saints on their own turf to boost hopes of a top-four finish.

Read on for New Gersy's comprehensive preview...

Start time

Southampton host Arsenal at St Mary's with kick-off scheduled for 12pm on Sunday, December 10.

TV and live online coverage

The match will be shown live on BT Sport 1, with coverage from 11:30am. BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

Alternatively, you can follow all the build-up and action from 11am with NEW GERSY blog.

Team News

Cedric Soares is out due to a hamstring injury suffered in the recent 2-1 loss at Manchester City.

Saints boss Mauricio Pelligrino has no other injury concerns and must decide which of his strikers will be given the nod to lead the line against Arsenal.

Provisional squad: Forster, McCarthy, Taylor, Hoedt, Stephens, Yoshida, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Gardos, Pied, McQueen, Romeu, Lemina, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Davis, Boufal, Tadic, Redmond, Austin, Long, Gabbiadini.

Arsenal are sweating over the fitness of Shkodran Mustafi. The defender was forced off early on in last weekend's defeat to Manchester United and could be out of the St Mary's clash with a thigh problem.

Santi Cazorla (ankle) is the only other absentee with manager Arsene Wenger set to recall a host of first-team players rested for Thursday's 6-0 Europa League win over BATE Borisov.

Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Koscielny, Chambers, Monreal, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Coquelin, Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Wilshere, Iwobi, Walcott, Sanchez, Welbeck, Giroud, Lacazette.

Predicted line up

Southampton starting XI: Forster, Pied, Van Dijk, Hoedt, Bertrand, Romeu, David, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Boufal, Austin

Arsenal starting XI: Cech; Holding, Koscielny, Monreal; Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac; Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette

More Details:

Arsenal VS Southampton
St Mary's Stadium
12pm on Sunday
10 Dec. 2017
Premier League

Arsenal 0-1 Southampton

Arsenal 1-1 Southampton
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