Our prediction for this Premier League match:
St. Mary’s Stadium will host Tuesday’s football game between Southampton and Arsenal. The Saints did well to beat the Gunners in the FA Cup at the weekend, meaning that Mikel Arteta’s troops are hungry for revenge. Southampton are on a three-game winning run at home in all competitions, but beating the capital club twice four days is easier said than done. The likes of Djenepo, Obafemi, Redmond, Smallbone, Salisu, Tella, and Vestergaard are sidelined with injuries, while Romeu should be fit to face Arsenal.
The Gunners aim to keep their Champions League hopes alive, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Saints this time out. Since Mikel Arteta is going to field the best possible side this time out, we are tempted to put our money on the visiting team. Key attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returns to the starting XI.
Highlighted Team (Arsenal):
Arsenal are regarded as one of the best English teams. The Gunners have won 12 FA Cup trophies, 13 league titles and two League Cups, but they have yet to lift the Champions League trophy. Arsene Wenger’s team were on the verge of beating Barcelona in the Champions League final back in 2006, but they eventually failed to win the prestigious title.
Arsenal used to play their homes at Highbury, but in 2006 they moved to the Emirates Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 60,260. The Gunners won their last Premier League trophy back in 2004, with the capital club going through the season without a single loss. The likes of Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Robert Pires were part of the team back then, but Arsenal have not won the league trophy ever since.
Arsenal was founded by Woolwich munitions workers as Dial Square back in 1886. It is well known that Tottenham Hotspur are Arsenal’s fiercest rivals and there have always been fireworks when the two local rivals meet in the North London derby.