Southampton will recall Shane Long after the Irish forward missed the game against Norwich with a muscle complaint. Moussa Djenepo is still suspended.
Arsenal have a litany of injuries, Bernd Leno (knee), Calum Chambers (knee), Pablo Mari (ankle), Gabriel Martinelli (knee), Cedric Soares (facial) and Lucas Torreira (ankle) are all out. Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Granit Xhaka are back in full training, while David Luiz is suspended.
This is a tough situation for Arsenal, who have the weapons in attack to hurt Saints, but Hasenhuttl’s side are well-drilled and look like they have embraced the methods of their manager after a rough spell earlier in the season. We think the injuries will be too much for the Gunners to overcome here and Saints will capitalise on their moments on top to earn another win in a high-scoring affair. Southampton 3-2 Arsenal.
We predict that Arsenal could set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with their lineup as follows: Martinez; Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Tierney; Ceballos, Guendouzi, Saka; Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
We predict that Southampton could set up in a 4-4-2 formation, with the lineup as follows: McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Redmond, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Obafemi, Ings.
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