Just three days on from losing in the FA Cup against the same opponents in the same stadium, Mikel Arteta knows he must win to avoid further criticism.
Arteta’s weakened team selection produced a meek performance as the FA Cup holders crashed out, and another defeat on Tuesday could see a five-point gap build up between the Gunners and the top half of the table.
Southampton vs Arsenal is scheduled for an 8.15pm GMT kick-off on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at St Mary’s.
TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.
Kieran Tierney and David Luiz are due to return, while Thomas Partey should start behind Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed Saturday’s match due to personal reasons, and remains a doubt, so Gabriel Martinelli could start on the left as Alexandre Lacazette leads the line.
Prediction: Southampton 1-1 Arsenal
Arsenal never looked like threatening Southampton at the weekend and Mikel Arteta will surely have his players more fired up three days later. He has no excuse not to.
But, Southampton are no pushovers under Ralph Hasenuhuttl. Plumping for a draw.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Bettings odds and tips (subject to change)
- Southampton: 23/10
- Draw: 23/10
- Arsenal: 13/10
- 1-1 draw: 5/1
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