Arsene Wenger has moved to praise his attacking players Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud following their win over Southampton last night, before defending his players character following a tough few months.
Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has tipped Arsenal to get a much-needed win over Southampton tonight, claiming the team will enjoy playing with the pressure off.
The Gunners travel to St Mary’s tonight to take on the Saints, with the match having been rescheduled thanks to an extended run in the FA Cup.
Arsenal make the short trip south to take on Southampton today, as they look to continue their push for the top four.
The Gunners have won four of their last five matches, all of which have been played with our newly-favoured 3-4-2-1 formation, and that form needs to be continued as they look to close the gap between themselves and Manchester City and Liverpool.
Arsenal could be without Granit Xhaka and Laurent Koscielny for their trip to take on Southampton tomorrow.
The Gunners need a strong finish to the season to have any hopes of climbing their way back inside the top-four, and in-turn qualify for next term’s Champions League competition, and face a tough task away to the Saints.
Arsenal are being linked with a move to sign Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton this summer.
The centre-back is on Chelsea’s radar after a thoroughly impressive time with the Saints, and is believed to be viewed as the ideal type of defender for playing with three at the back.
Arsenal have been handed a crazy end to the season after the FA rescheduled our two fixtures with Sunderland and Southampton, leaving us with five matches to play within the final 14 days of the term.
The confirmed teams are in for the FA Cup match at St Marys Stadium today, as Arsenal look to avenge their League Cup loss to Southampton earlier in the season.
The Saints have the chance to become the first team since the 1982/83 season to knock Arsenal out of both cup competitions thanks to their 2-0 win at the Emirates back in November.
Arsenal travel to St Marys Stadium today to take on Southampton in the FA Cup in what should be a tight encounter.
The home side overcome Liverpool this week to make it to only their second League Cup final in their history, and will be full of confidence following their impressive win.