Southampton currently occupy 12th position in the Premier League with 21 points accumulated in 17 stages.
The hosts are on a downward slope, managed to accumulate a single point in the last 5 stages! Recently, the “saints” have succumbed at home in front of Tottenham, 0-2.
Italian Graziano Pelle is the best scorer of the team in the championship, with six goals scored.
The last victory in an official game for Southampton, dates from November 7, when a beat Sunderland 1-0 in the championship.
Jay Rodriguez and Florin Gardos will not perform because of medical problems.
On the other hand, Arsenal is on 2nd place with 36 points.
The Gunners are in tremendous form with three consecutive victories in the championship. Last round, they won an important victory against Manchester City 2-1.
The guests along with Tottenham and Manchester United, the best defense of the championship with just 14 goals cashed.
Frenchman Olivier Giroud is in a great shape, yet managed to point 10 times in the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger has a long list of injured players: Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, Danny Welbeck, Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla, Alexis Sanchez and Mikel Arteta.
Southampton Probable team: Stekelenburg – Bertrand, Djik, Fonte, Soares – classic Wanyama – Tadic, Davis, Mane – Pelle
Arsenal Probable team: Cech – Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal – Flamini, Ramsey – Campbell, Ozil, Walcott – Giroud