Kick-off: 1500, 23/11/2019
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal are without a win in four games and Southampton have taken just a point from their last seven.
The Gunners are still unbeaten at the Emirates Stadium in the league this season so a home win and both teams to score at 17/10 is our opening Arsenal vs Southampton prediction.
A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds
Arsenal went into the international break on the back of a 2-0 defeat at Leicester which made it just one win from seven in all competitions.
Jamie Vardy once again proved to be the scourge of the Gunners as he scored his ninth goal in as many appearances in this fixture before setting up James Maddison to seal victory.
For Arsenal, this was another galling 90 minutes and they now sit eight points off the top four with Emery’s remit to take the club back to the Champions League now looking further away than ever since his appointment last May.
Two wins from 10 in the league has seen the pressure mount on Emery’s position with “Emery Out” once again trending on Twitter in the immediate aftermath of the game.
But the beleaguered Spaniard said: “I am speaking with the club to stay calm and to stay patient to improve and recover some confidence with some circumstances.
“I accept all (of the criticism). I accept the applause and I accept it when they criticise us. I know when we win, they are going to be happy and when we lose, they are going to be sad. It’s normal.
“We need to stay calm and keep improving things. Today we got one step ahead by being together and being strong defensively. But we lost because we were playing a very strong team in a good moment.”
The Gunners have been leading in three of their six home games but four of Southampton’s away fixtures have been goalless at the break.
Looking at the Arsenal vs Southampton odds, we like 333/100 for Draw HT/Arsenal FT on this occasion.
Last Arsenal line-up: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Chambers, Luiz, Kolasinac, Ozil, Torreira, Guendouzi, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Arsenal may recall Granit Xhaka, who has not featured for the club since swearing at supporters following his substitution against Crystal Palace last month, but played both of Switzerland’s internationals last week.
Dani Ceballos (hamstring) is missing, while there are minor doubts over Sead Kolasinac, Rob Holding and Bukayo Saka, who will all be tested to see if they are match fit.
A Look At Southampton’s Betting Odds
Southampton saw their winless run at St Mary’s stretch to eight Premier League matches after slipping to a 2-1 loss to Everton.
Saints have now lost four successive home league games for the first time since leaving The Dell in 2001.
Hasenhuttl’s men were back on home soil for the first time since their 9-0 drubbing by Leicester but failed to produce a winning response as Richarlison hit a deserved 75th-minute winner for the Toffees.
The south-coast club, who levelled five minutes into the second period through Danny Ings following Tom Davies’ early opener, remain entrenched in the relegation zone.
Hasenhuttl, whose team were jeered at the end of each half but more vociferously following an uninspiring opening 45 minutes, accepted the reaction of the fans but was not interested in discussing his job security.
He said: “Absolutely understandable that nobody is happy with our performance, absolutely. I was also not happy in the half-time.
“To be clear, I need all my energy to find answers to other questions (not about his future). Questions that are more focused on how we play and what we can do better and this is all I do the whole day. I’m here and therefore I try to be strong.”
The fact that Arsenal have kept just two clean sheets in the top flight all season should give Southampton some encouragement.
Saints have scored in their last five road trips, which included Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the Etihad, so we round off our Arsenal vs Southampton betting tips by going for a 2-1 home win at 15/2.
Last Southampton line-up: McCarthy, Soares, Vestergaard, Stephens, Bednarek, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Ings, Djenepo.
Hasenhuttl has a full-strength squad after reporting no fresh selection concerns following the international break.
Defender Ryan Bertrand is available having completed his three-match suspension for a red card in the 9-0 defeat by Leicester.
Last Premier League result:
Leicester 2-0 ARSENAL
SOUTHAMPTON 1-2 Everton – Danny Ings
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