Arsenal and Southampton meet at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, 24th February in what could be a real battle for points with both teams in need of all three.
Arsenal have had some very mixed results in recent weeks and will be determined to win this game to stay in the battle for a top four finish. On the other hand, Southampton have been struggling all season and they need to start winning to avoid relegation.
Southampton defeated Arsenal 3 – 2 when they met in December and they are sure to come out fighting for another win. However, Arsenal have been far more consistent this season and they should be very comfortable playing at home against a team they know to be out of sorts.
Southampton have shown signs in recent weeks of turning things around, defeating Everton and drawing with Crystal Palace and Burnley. However, they simply haven’t shown the kind of form needed to overcome one of the league’s top teams and are likely to struggle.