With both sides struggling at the back, Al Hain-Cole expects goals at both ends when the Gunners take on Hasenhuttl’s men at the Emirates Stadium
Arsenal will be desperate for victory when they welcome Southampton to the Emirates Stadium in Saturday’s Premier League clash.
Unai Emery is under severe pressure after overseeing just one victory in seven games in all competitions, with his side eight points adrift of the top four down in sixth place.
Arsenal vs Southampton latest odds
However, having lost none of their last 24 home games against this opposition, they are clear 4/9 (1.44) favourites with bet365 to secure a morale-boosting win.
Having taken just one point from the last available 21, the Saints are 5/1 (6.00) outsiders to pull off a first ever Premier League away victory over this opposition.
Four of the hosts’ last five fixtures have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 15/4 (4.75) on offer on the being forced to settle for a stalemate once again.
Arsenal vs Southampton team news
Dani Ceballos remains a doubt due to the hamstring injury he picked up in the Europa League clash with Vitoria.
Michael Obafemi is a doubt after withdrawing from the Ireland Under-21 squad due to injury, although Ryan Bertrand is available once again following suspension.
Arsenal vs Southampton preview
One of the many damning aspects of the Gunners’ season is that they still have a negative goal difference a full 12 games into the season, having kept just a single clean sheet since their 1-0 opening win over Newcastle.
Having found the net in 30 of their last 24 matches in all competitions, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men are more than capable of extending their hosts’ defensive woes.
Arsenal vs Southampton predictions
Nevertheless, Arsenal’s superior firepower should be enough to see them maintain their dominant record against a struggling Southampton despite conceding, making odds of 7/4 (2.75) seem very generous on them emerging victorious in a match that features goals at both ends.
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Arsenal to win and both teams to score for a 1pt stake at 7/4 (2.75) with bet365