Southampton vs Arsenal

Southampton hosts Arsenal in a match from the 16th round of the English Premier League.Southampton is currently 12th in the Premier League standings. The Saints have 17 points won so far and a record of four wins, five draws and six losses. In their last five matches, they have won just once – against Everton at home, losing in three other times. In their last game, they snatched a point during the 1-1 draw on the road against Bournemouth.Arsenal is entering this clash after a loss in the derby against Manchester United. The match at the Emirates ended with a 1-3 win for United, which was Arsenal’s 5th loss since the start of the new season. The Gunners had good chances to score more goals against the Red Devils, but United’s goalkeeper David De Gea shined with a masterful performance.Arsenal is currently 6th in the Premier League with 28 points. Arsene Wenger’s team have a record of nine wins, one draw and five losses. Depending on the result of Liverpool and Everton, Arsenal could once again return to the Top 4 if they beat Southampton.Let’s see the team news before this clash.Southampton could be without three of their players, who are still recovering from injuries – Cedric Soares, Shane Long and Matthew Targett. It’s still not clear if they are going to be available to play.As for Arsenal, the Gunners are without the injured Santi Cazorla, while Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez are doubtful for the next game. This is serious problems for the manager Arsene Wenger because both of them are key players in his squad.Can Arsenal bounce back after the loss to Manchester United? We shall see. They will have a tough test against Southampton, that’s for sure. But if they want to return to the Top 4, they must get back to the winning ways.