Our match prediction:
Even if they have now failed to win any of their last three Premier League fixtures, Arsenal should not be concerned seeing that their performances remain at a high level. The Gunners were very unlucky to suffer a narrow defeat to rivals Chelsea as Per Mertesacker's red card changed the course of the game, but they fought bravely with ten men and came really close to avoiding defeat. That performance will keep them in good stead for the clash with in-form Southampton and we are backing the Gunners to prove they are genuine title contenders. They will be up against red-hot Saints, who have now recorded three straight wins without conceding, but the match at the Emirates will be a whole different ball game. A ten-day break did not exactly come at the right time for Ronald Koeman's charges and while they can be trusted to put up a good fight in North London, they are likely to come short at the final whistle.
Highligted Player (Cech):
Petr Cech is a veteran goalkeeper who plays for Premier League side Arsenal. The experienced goalkeeper used to play for Arsenal’s fierce rivals Chelsea in the past and many people were shocked when he signed a four-year contract with the Emirates Stadium outfit on 29 June, 2015. Petr Cech was always struggling with injuries, but one definitely marked his career. During the clash between Reading and Chelsea the Czech goalkeeper collided with Stephen Hunt and, as a result, he suffered a skull fracture. This is the reason he has been forced to wear a protective headgear ever since. Petr Cech won four Premier League trophies with Chelsea, while lifting four FA Cup titles. However, in 2012 Cech won the Champions League trophy with the Blues and that is considered the highlight of his career. Petr is married to Martina Dolejsova (now Cechova) and they have a son Darmian and a daughter Adela.
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St. Mary’s Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green. The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever. The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.