Arsenal v Southampton Preview, line up and Score Prediction

Arsenal vs Southampton Preview, Predicted line up and predicted score by KJ

This has been a rocky season and the usual pattern would mean that we’d drop points against Southampton. However, there is hope that we are finally going to push on now and win against the Saints would send a message that we are finally hitting some consistency.

The last time Southampton visited the Emirates, Mr Admin was lucky enough to get some free Arsenal Tickets but was disappointed to see a makeshift Gunners team get beaten 2-1 after Alexis gave us the lead with a sublime freekick. Hopefully we can score first again and hold on to our lead.

So we all know that Southampton have been very strong this season so far and that reflects in the fact that they are currently sitting in the top 4. However, they’ve got a tough run of games coming up and a win takes us only 3 points behind them. This is where we’ll see whether they are top 4 contenders or not.

It seems like Santi and Chamberlain have stepped up recently is should be a big relief for Alexis who’s been carrying this team for far too long. I don’t know whether this is a game where Wenger will opt to rest him considering our multitude of injuries.

Predicted line up:
Chambers – Mertesacker – Koscielny – Bellerin/Gibbs/Monreal
Flamini – Ramsey
Oxlade-Chamberlain – Cazorla – Welbeck

Martinez should keep his place with Szczesny still out.

It looks like Monreal and Gibbs are struggling to make this game and I think Wenger will opt to play Bellerin on the left rather than rejigging the rest of the defence to accommodate Bellerin on the right.

Cazorla to play in the middle instead of Alexis as I expect the Chilean to get a rest with him coming on if we need a goal.

Welbeck should start again out wide with the freedom to drift closer to Giroud so he can combine when we are attacking.

Giroud will start as the central striker and we need to see good passing but also good movement. He scored twice against Southampton last season but it was more down to their mistakes than brilliant play by Giroud and I don’t think he’ll be so lucky this time round.

I can see us winning this game as we’ve had extra rest and it seems like we might be finally on the dawn of getting our act together. 2 – 0.


Tags Cazorla Martinez Sanchez


  1. I don’t care bout the line up or prediction I just want a #WIN #WIN #WIN COYG!!! PUT THE SAINTS TO REST!!! #GUNNERS4EVER!!!

  2. Ahahahahaha! KJ rebranded. Now Kash, not KJ anymore… (Well, not like I never knew what the K stands for)

  3. No Alexis in your lineup? This being such an important game my lineup would be:
    …………….Martinez ………
    ………..flamini….Ramsey ……
    I like this 4-3-3 formation we are playing, gives us good balance…

      1. Oops. I see you’ve had “welbz” – whom I assume is same person as Danny Welbeck – stuck in there. Escaped me.

        1. Well welbeck or the ox, both are in decent form so I don’t mind either of them start in the wider role of the front three

  4. Don’t expect any significant changes to the lineup. Other than the question mark on the LB position I see the same formation as from WB.

  5. Prediction-
    Oliver Giroud and Santiago Cazorla. 24minutes.

    I have never won a JustArsenal t-shirt. 🙁

  6. Wish we had William Carvalho in Famini’s place and Virgil Van Dijk in Per’s, just saying after actually watching a couple of games with those guys. Nevertheless we should snap them up immediately when it’s possible and also after watching PSG we should have brought in Aurier along with Debuchy as well for cover especially since Jenks was sent on loan anyways. Young players with massive room to be even better than what they are now…

    1. But Wenger had other plans.. Out of three we could have bought one atleast.. Anyway, still time there in Jan. Lets see how it goes. I see only “Kallstrom” kind of signings. Dont expect more.

  7. 2-0 to us. Ramsey and Chambers to score at 17th and 56min respectively..
    Admin, please book T-shirt for me now itself..:)

    1. He was shown as “on the left” last match but his heat map showed him 70% down the middle – never take much notice of Arsenal’s front 3 formation to be honest.

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