Arsenal will in a few hours from now welcome Southampton at the Emirates Stadium with the hope of ending their losing streak and it probably won’t be an easy task as the visitors are on form. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will have to select the best squad with the best chance of getting a win and we look at the predicted lineup with all eyes on their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
PREDICTED ARSENAL STARTING ELEVEN TO FACE SOUTHAMPTON
TEXT FORM: Leno, Tierney, Gabriel, Holding, Cedric, Ceballos, Elneny, Saka, Lacazette, Willian, Aubameyang
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno will start in between the goal posts in today’s game as he is the first choice.
Hector Bellerin will miss today’s game against Southampton due to suspension and so Arsenal will use a back four consisting of Tierney, Gabriel, Holding and Cedric.
Granit Xhaka got a red card in the previous Premier League game against Burnley and so he will not take part in today’s game against The Saints. Dani Ceballos will probably come in for Xhaka and be partnered with Mohamed Elneny.
Alexandre Lacazette’s use as a central attacking midfielder is yet to work but we expect Mikel Arteta to continue with this experiment in today’s game. Despite the return of Nicolas Pepe from suspension, the gunners could use Saka and Willian on the flanks instead of him.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored an own goal in the loss to Burnley but he will hope to make amends in this game as Arteta is likely to start him in the centre forward position this time.