Confirmed: Arsenal v Southampton line-ups: Flamini starts

Arsenal are looking for revenge.

Arsenal are looking for revenge against Southampton after a humiliating loss at St Mary's back in December.

The Gunners visited the Saints needing a win to take them to the top of the Premier League table, only to suffer a surprise 4-0 hammering.

Southampton were excellent that night but will know they are in for a tougher test this time around, with Arsenal at home - and having Alexis Sanchez back available.

The Gunners are without a win in their last three Premier League games, but beat Burnley in the FA Cup at the weekend to continue the defence of their trophy.

Arsene Wenger's side can go to the top of the table this time around if they win, and leaders Leicester City fail to win at home to Liverpool, who narrowly beat them at Anfield.

Southampton have climbed to eighth in the league table, and are full of confidence after winning away to Manchester United in their last league game, through a winner from new signing Charlie Austin.

Arsenal lineup


  • Petr Cech
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Gabriel Paulista
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Mesut Özil
  • Joel Campbell
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alexis Sánchez

Substitutes: David Ospina, Calum Chambers, Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker, Francis Coquelin, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott.

Southampton lineup


  • Fraser Forster
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Cédric Soares
  • Jose Fonte
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Sadio Mané
  • Oriol Romeu
  • Dusan Tadic
  • Victor Wanyama
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Shane Long

Substitutes: Maarten Stekelenburg, Cuco Martina, Matt Targett, Maya Yoshida, Jordy Clasie, Juanmi, Graziano Pellè.

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