ARS vs SOU Dream11: Arsenal will be looking to ease the pressure on under-fire manager Mikel Arteta when they welcome high-flying Southampton to the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday. Arsenal’s dismal run of form continued on Sunday night as a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang own goal saw them fall to a 0-1 loss at home to Burnley. It was the Gunners’ fourth home league defeat in a row, the first time this has happened in 61 years and with high flying Southampton the latest visitors to North London, Mikel Arteta’s men have no time to rest on their laurels. The Saints in comparison, are flying after a 2-0 win over Sheffield Utd at the weekend saw them move into the UEFA Champions League places. Unlike Mikel Arteta, Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has the fortune of no injuries and the ability to choose a settled starting XI.
Arsenal vs Southampton, Premier League
16th December, 11:30 pm (IST)
Emirates Stadium, London
ARS – L-W-L-W-L
SOU – W-W-L-D-W
Head-to-head: This will be the 100th clash between Arsenal and Southampton, with the Gunners having won 51 of those. Southampton have won only 21 of those games, with 27 ending in draws.
Last meeting: Arsenal 2-0 Southampton
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ARS vs SOU Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) Arsenal Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Hector Bellerin and Granit Xhaka are both suspended for this game. Reiss Nelson, David Luiz, Thomas Partey and Sead Kolasinac are injured and out.
Doubtful: Reiss Nelson is a major doubt to feature in this ARS vs SOU Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Brazilian duo David Luiz and Gabriel Martinelli could return to the squad, with the latter having been out for much of the year.
ARS Playing 11 (probable):
Leno; Maitland-Niles, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Elneny, Ceballos; Willian, Lacazette, Saka; Aubameyang
B) Southampton Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: The Saints have no known concerns in terms of injuries or niggles.
Doubtful: Having scored from the bench on his return from injury Nathan Redmond is the next in line to come in, with Theo Walcott blocking his path to the XI at present.
Expected changes: Having cruised to a 3-0 win over Sheffield United and come through the match unscathed, Ralph Hasenhuttl will likely name an unchanged side.
SOU Playing 11 (probable):
McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond; Adams, Ings
ARS vs SOU Today Match Prediction:
Southampton may never get a better chance to end their woeful away record against Arsenal than this match, with the Gunners in disarray and struggling to pick up a point or even score a goal at the Emirates right now. Arteta's side still have the quality to turn that dreadful form around this season, but it will be a big ask for them to do that against an in-form Southampton side full of confidence at the moment. We predict a 2-1 win for the Saints in the ARS vs SOU Today Match Prediction .
DEF: Maitland-Niles, Bednarek, Vestergaard
MID: Cottrell, Saka, Romeu, Ward-Prowse
FW: Aubameyang, Adams, Ings
ARS vs SOU Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Aubameyang has 2 goals and a total of 10 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 8.7%. He had a total of 7 big chances.
Ben Cottrell – Cottrell has 3 goals and a total of 12 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 19%. He had a total of 13 big chances.
Danny Ings – Ings has 6 goals and a total of 12 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 30%. He had a total of 7 big chances.
Che Adams – Adams has 4 goals and a total of 12 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 19.05%. He had a total of 12 big chances.
Differential Picks –
James Ward-Prowse – Ward-Prowse has 4 goals and a total of 7 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 36.36%. He had a total of 5 big chances.
Alexandre Lacazette – Lacazette has 3 goals and a total of 8 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 21.43%. He had a total of 11 big chances.