London side Arsenal will host Southampton in the 24th gameweek of the Premier League at Emirates Stadium.
Kick-Off: 19:45 BST
Date: Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London
Referee: Lee Mason
- The home side remain without duo midfielder Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla.
- Tomas Rosicky has picked up another injury last weekend.
- Danny Welbeck has returned but is yet to regain full fitness.
- Alexis Sanchez and Francis Coquelin are expected to make their first Premier League appearance since November.
- The rest squad is fully fit to choose from.
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- Southampton will be without several of star players including Steven Davis, Florin Gardos and Jay Rodriguez for this clash.
- Charlie Austin is likely to make his first Premier League start for the Saints. The former QPR striker scored the winner against Manchester United in last league game.
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- Both the sides have lost two of their last six Premier League games.
- Southampton have won their last three Premier League games. While Arsenal have not won any of their last three games.
- The Gunners have lost only one of their last 21 home games against the Saints in all campaigns.
- Arsenal have kept three clean sheets in their last four home wins against the Saints.
Arsenal 3 – 1 Southampton, Olivier Giroud to score a brace for the home side.
A win for the home side will take them to the top of Premier League table, depending on Leicester City result who will face Liverpool at home.