CONFIRMED: Arsenal v Southampton line-ups

Entrance To Emirates Stadium Arsenal

Here are the teams as Arsenal host Southampton at the Emirates this evening.

Arsenal: Martinez, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis, Welbeck

Subs: Macey, Gibbs, Bellerin, Rosicky, Podolski, Sanogo, Giroud

Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte (c), Alderweireld, Bertrand, Wanyama, Cork, S. Davis, Tadić, Long, Pellè

Subs: K. Davis (GK), Yoshida, Gardos, Mané, Mayuka, Reed, Targett

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will be hoping for a more comprehensive win than his side managed against West Brom last weekend, when the Gunners host the Saints this evening.

Wenger has had several injury problems to contend with this season but he has solid options in all positions, which should allow Arsenal to name a strong side for the home game.

A win for the Gunners puts them to within two points of Manchester United, who currently hold the final Champions League place.

For Southampton the job is simple; make sure there is no repeat of the performance which saw Manchester City run out 3-0 winners in the game last weekend.

This is a big test for the Saints and their position at the end of the season will likely be determined by their performance in matches like this, against the sides they’re competing for European places against.

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