ARS vs SOU Fantasy Prediction: Arsenal’s woeful form continues to leave the club precariously close to the relegation zone.
The debacle at Arsenal just doesn’t refuse to go away. Enduring their worst ever start to a Premier League campaign, the club is hitting new lows with each passing fixture, results which leave the side devoid of a win in the league since the first week of November.
The 1-0 defeat to Burnley at the weekend was a howler result even by Arsenal’s diabolic standards, a result which leaves the club only five points clear of the relegation zone at the moment. And with news emanating of Arteta slowly losing faith with him players, its clear that the problems engulfing the club aren’t going to vanish up in thin air.
In the midst of this soup, high flying Southampton are the last side Arsenal would have wished to come across. Where Arsenal are treading on thin ice, Southampton on the other hand find themselves with wind in their sails to sit as high as fourth place.
The role reversal between the two sides will continue unabated today as well with Southampton pulling off a third successive win.
Thomas is out injured for Arsenal with Hector and Xhaka both red carded for the tie.
Probable Playing XI
Leno, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Elneny, Ceballos, Willian, Lacazette, Saka, Aubameyang.
McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Adams, Ings.
Lacazette: 3 Goals.
Ings: 6 Goals, 3 Assists.
ARS vs SOU Fantasy Prediction
Ever since the season has begun, Alex McCarthy has become a prized jewel for Southampton. He’s swept attacking plays under the mat to solid his side’s defensive setup.
The partnership of Jannik Vestergaard and Jan Bednarek is not just working defensive wonders for Southampton. The two CBs have combined for a bevy of goals as well for the side with Bednarek adding an assist to his tally the last time around.
Arsenal on the other hand will see us opt for a reminiscent partnership. It’s one constituting of Gabriel Magalhaes and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, two players who can take the onus of refraining the visitors from scoring today.
In the form of his life, Southampton’s captain, James Ward-Prowse was an instant pick for us. Stuart Armstrong who scored the last time around will link up with him while the hosts will see us rope in Dani Ceballos.
Southampton’s leading scorer with the 6 goals, Danny Ings will be accompanied by Che Adams who snagged his 4 th goal of the season the last time around. Arsenal meanwhile as ever see their likeliest goal threat, two goal man, striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang be instilled in our setup.
Captain and vice-captain
James’ four goals and three assists see him be our captain while Jannik is the vice-captain.
Alex, Jannik, Gabriel, Jan, Ainsely, James, Stuart, Dani, Che, Ings, Pierre.
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