Arsenal vs Southampton LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture tonight


Arsenal return to the Emirates to host Southampton with Mikel Arteta desperate for a result after the blow last time out following Burnley’s 1-0 victory, thanks to a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang own-goal.

While Saints are flying high under Ralph Hasenhuttl, with a comfortable win over Sheffield United enough to take them into the top four of the Premier League, with the Gunners just five points above the relegation zone.

It has been a busy week for Arteta, with Arsenal learning that Benfica will be their last 32 opponents in  the Europa League, which appears likely to represent the best possible chance of qualifying for the Champions League. But there is great urgency for results in the near future, even though Edu has leaped to the defence of the Spanish tactician, while the former Manchester City assistant coach has spoken about the need to “take bullets” as they attempt to climb out of this hole. Victory for Saints could take them top of the league and clear of Tottenham and Liverpool, with the two squaring off tonight at Anfield, provided Leicester’s result in their home fixture against Everton is inferior, in a game that is kicking off at the same time – so follow all the action, live score and goal updates, plus analysis and reaction from the Emirates:  

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THE TEAMS ARE IN!

Arsenal XI: Leno, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Maitland-Niles, Ceballos, Elneny, Saka, Pepe, Nketiah, Aubameyang

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Walcott, Ings, Adams

TEAM NEWS IMPENDING…

We’ll have the official line-ups any moment now…

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Arsenal vs Southampton: Team news

Granit Xhaka’s red card against Burnley rules him out of this one with first-choice right-back Hector Bellerin also suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the campaign.

Summer recruit Thomas Partey remains sidelined with David Luiz touch and go to return from the head injury suffered against Wolves.

Saints are in good form and good shape on the injury front too with Hasenhuttl blessed with a full squad to pick from. He could even go unchanged from the win over Sheffield United at the weekend.

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