CONFIRMED: Southampton v Arsenal line-ups - Arteta back for the Gunners!

St Marys Southampton

Here are the sides that will start for Southampton and Arsenal this evening. Kick-off from St Marys at 19:45 GMT.

Southampton: Boruc, Chambers, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Cork, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Lallana, Rodriguez, Gallagher

Subs: K. Davis, Clyne, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Hooiveld, Isgrove

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Arteta, Gnabry, Ozil, Cazorla, Giroud

Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Jenkinson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski, Bendtner

Arsenal could extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table with a win against the Saints.

The Gunners have the best defensive record in the Premier League and will be confident of keeping a clean sheet, which could allow them to grab a result on the counter attack.

The Saint have huge incentive to win this game because if they get three points and Manchester United slip up against Cardiff, they could move within three points of the Premier League champions.

Mauricio Pochettino has been very defensive over the number of players linked with exits away from his club this month and he’ll be one of the managers begging for the close of the transfer window.

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