Predicted Southampton and Arsenal line-ups

Match to be played on Thursday 1st January 2015 at 15:00. Venue: St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

Arsenal will be looking to maintain their unbeaten run when they take on Southampton away from home on Thursday.

The Gunners will head into the Premier League clash on the back of two successive wins and having not lost a competitive match in four.

Arsene Wenger’s side’s recent upturn in form has seen them move up to fifth in the league table with 33 points from 19 matches, level on points with fourth-placed Southampton.

Ronald Koeman’s Southampton have also been in impressive form in recent times, winning back-to-back Premier League matches before drawing 1-1 with Chelsea on Sunday.

The Saints eased past Everton 3-0 at St. Mary’s Stadium before Christmas and got the better of Crystal Palace 3-1 in London on Boxing Day.

Predicted line-ups:

Southampton: Forster; Yoshida, Fonte, Alderweireld, Targett; Davis, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse; Tadic, Pelle, Mane

Arsenal: Szczesny; Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Coquelin, Flamini; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Welbeck; Sanchez

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