Soccer News – Arsenal-Southampton
Arsenal welcomes Southampton in a match from the 27th round of the English Premier League. This match is going to be played on Sunday at the Emirates stadium. Let’s take a look.
Arsenal are in a tough fight for a Top 4 finish and a return to the Champions League. Right now the Gunners are 5th in the table with 50 points, but being just 1 point behind the 4th Manchester United. One thing is for sure – the fight for the Top 4 until the end of the season is going to be brutal, because Chelsea are in the mix, too.
In their last five games in the league Arsenal are a little bit unconsistent, winning three times, but also suffering two defeats against West Ham and Manchester City. This unconsistency is the exact reason why many Arsenal fans are starting to doubt the manager Unai Emery. The Spanish tactician replaced the legendary Arsene Wenger at the Emirates, but he had some bad moments during the season.
Arsenal’s last game in the league ended with a win. The Gunners enjoyed a 2-1 win against Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s. Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette scored for the winning side.
Meanwhile Southampton continue their fight for survival. Right now the Saints 18th in the stanginds, being in the relegation zone. They have just 24 points won so far. In their last five matches Southampton won twice, made two draws and suffered only one loss. This happened in the previous round, when the Saints were beaten by Cardiff City at home.
Arsenal are the obvious favourite against the struggling Southampton, especially at home. The Londoners are fighting for a return to the Top 4, so for they this is very important to win as often as they can. Meanwhile for Southampton every point is going to be important, too.