Arsenal make NINE changes in confirmed line-up v Southampton

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.

They followed up that win with the two-legged defeat of Liverpool in midweek, and will be flying full of confidence ahead of tonight’s upcoming game, but have decided to name a relatively inexperienced side for the encounter.

We have also included some squad members, but should have a clear advantage going into the match.

We here at JustArsenal had expected the midfield to be shaken up, but the Ox was still a surprise inclusion in a central role.

Looking at both teams, we should win comfortably, but what do you think the score should be?

Pat J

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52 Comments

  1. tweety says:

    it must be an arsenal victory 1-2 = gooner for ever

  2. ras911 says:

    VERY exciting team full of pace and counter attacking threat but i’m worried about how they will gel together and how our midfield will defend too. This should be an exciting game

  3. Trudeau says:

    Well it will be interesting to watch if nothing else. The key for me is Holding. If he can slot in well and the back five play with confidence it should give our young midfield confidence to express themselves.

  4. chinaka1 says:

    Atleast Alexis can be brought in.
    Good to see welbeck make a start.
    #COYG

  5. HA559 says:

    Soton are also playing with their second team. They have more changes from their first team than we do.

    They fielded a stronger team in EFL cup against us.

  6. chinaka1 says:

    Am going with a 0:3 scoreline in favour of(do i need to say it?)

  7. HA559 says:

    Niles and Ox in CM what a joke team.

  8. Godswill says:

    My only problem is the CM.
    Niles and Ox. Who takes the DM position.
    Very happy to see Holding there. The front I’d quite okay and with their line up, we should overrun them.

    1. Godswill says:

      Let every player stake his claim. I was expecting Reine-Adelaide to be in the first team before Iwobi. He should be taking his chances.

  9. BUR says:

    My o my what a team selection. It doesn’t look good on paper. Poor poor poor. Put a team on and win the game then take players off,

    1. BUR says:

      Have too start eating my words here. Keep going and make it 6.

  10. Twig says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Mustafi isn’t really better than Mertesacker? Mertesacker’s main problem is pace, but Mustafi isn’t the fastest of defenders as well and often gets caught by pacy players.

    1. arsenal_canada says:

      We haven’t lost with mustafi in the team, pretty good stat if you ask me.

      1. arsenal_canada says:

        I might be mistaken but I think we’ve conceded less from corners since mustafi showed up as well. Which is wierd cause mert is a GIANT.

  11. DennisTheMenace says:

    oh boy… such a soft core…hope the boys can stand up to the challenge

  12. Alexis the Great says:

    Jeez, You cant say that Wenger isn’t brave!
    But then again we know that the Saints are playing all kids so we should do the business.
    Really looking forward to seeing Welbeck and Perez today.
    Strange feeling right now, butterflies!

  13. G-Rude says:

    Im worried. I was at the Emirates a few years ago when Wenger made so many changes as well against their kids.
    Southampton won 2-1!
    Im worried very worried

  14. G-Rude says:

    Dannys back!

  15. RSH says:

    Gotta love Welbz

  16. ras911 says:

    hahaha Dat Guy Welbz with the salt guy celebration

  17. Quophi says:

    How many goals have perez been involved in…Delighted for Welbeck

  18. DennisTheMenace says:

    cool finish… but i can’t understand why lucas doesn’t play more games… that was a super pass

  19. G-Rude says:

    Bould’s only been manager for 10 minutes. WengerOut lol

  20. TR7 says:

    Welckambeck

  21. ras911 says:

    DAt GUY!!!!!!

  22. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Come on Welbeck!
    Hat-Trick

  23. Adienl says:

    Wow. What a goal. That pass!!! That receive!! That finish!

    1. Adienl says:

      Ne3d more comments about the 2nd goal. That was some real excellent stuff.

  24. Arsenal_Girl says:

    What a way to come back from Injury 🙂

  25. Alexis the Great says:

    Watch and suffer Mr Giroud. Back to the bench matey.
    And that àss from Lucas for the first…. Why dooesnt he play every week again?

    1. Bigvalbowski says:

      Wenger is saving him for Bayern. Lol

  26. mr.brightside says:

    LOOK AT WELBZ! keep the fitness

  27. TR7 says:

    soon making a hat-trick

  28. Alexis the Great says:

    And Chambo’s assist for the second. Bould is going to have some real selection headaches next week lol

  29. Adienl says:

    Lucas Perez efficiency stats per match are blowing the roof!!???

  30. Bigvalbowski says:

    How do you possibly miss that Mustafi?

    1. Adienl says:

      It happens dude. But the leap he made was cool.

  31. Adienl says:

    Perez’s pass yet again. Wowwwwwweweeeeeweeeww

    1. RSH says:

      He’s been great today. So has Ox with his long balls and tracking back. Midfielders really working hard

  32. RSH says:

    3-0, Southampton caught sleeping. 2 goals and assist for dat guy!

  33. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Theoooooo!

  34. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Seriously, Lucas deserves a start outside of FA Cup

    1. Arsenal_Girl says:

      Also Ox has been good in CM

  35. Twig says:

    I’ve been waiting for this day! Southampton has given us too much pain in recent times

  36. Ronny331 says:

    Delighted to see us doing this without the superstars such as ozil sanchez Ramsey xhaka. Delighted for welbeck and pleased for Mr long ball ox 🙂 on a side note the Southampton player taking hoiberg made me chuckle!

    1. Bigvalbowski says:

      Wouldn’t consider Ramsey and Xhaka anywhere in the vicinity of the term “Superstar” but opinions are well like…..

      Naitland-Miles has more upside than either quite frankly

  37. Ronny331 says:

    Tadic redmond etc to come on 2nd half?

  38. DennisTheMenace says:

    who the hell is this guy wearing the ox shirt.. certainly not the ox we know… but i am loving it

  39. Adienl says:

    Perezzzzzz. Wowooowoeoooeoooeoeoo. Omggfff.
    Walcott hattrick. ??

  40. Ronny331 says:

    All I can say is ox ox ox! Omg. Sanchez looks miserable. I’ve loved ox centrally with lucas and walcott on the wings hopefully Wenger keeps Ramsey on the bench!

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