Arsenal vs Southampton Prediction: Premier League Match on 11.12.2021
Arsenal’s season looked to be on track after recovering from a poor start. However, they come into this fixture against Southampton having won once in their last four fixtures. The Saints are winless in their last four, and will be looking for a win to move clear of the bottom three.
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Mikel Arteta looked to have all the answers for the question of Arsenal’s poor form at the start of the season, but they have let their performances slip in recent weeks as they have moved down to seventh in the standings. The Gunners are now four off the Champions League places, and have been beaten in three of their last four games in the English top-flight.
Arsenal were beaten for the second game running on Monday night, as they allowed Everton back into the game at Goodison Park. The Gunners led 1-0 in that fixture, but two late goals by the Toffees ensured that they picked up a much-needed victory.
Arteta will be hoping that his side will improve defensively over the coming weeks, as they have conceded five in their last two games, which is not the necessary defensive record that will get them back into the European places this season.
Southampton are sitting just outside the relegation places after 15 rounds of fixtures, but have a cushion of six points from 18th placed Burnley. The Saints have struggled in their most recent fixtures, as they haven’t won in four. Scoring goals has been an issue for the Saints this season, as only Norwich have scored fewer so far this term.
Confidence certainly would have been taken from Southampton’s most recent fixtures though, as they have picked up back-to-back draws in the Premier League. Their most recent point came last weekend, as they drew 1-1 against Brighton. The Saints led for the vast majority of the game, before Brighton scored the leveller in the eighth minute of injury time.
Arsenal vs Southampton Head to Head
Arsenal are dominant in fixtures against Southampton. They have fallen to just one defeat in the last eleven league meetings between the sides, while the Saints are winless on their last 26 visits to Arsenal, with their last win coming in 1987.
Arsenal vs Southampton Prediction
Arsenal’s dominant home record against the Saints is hard to look past this weekend. The Saints are struggling for wins, and it’s unlikely that their long way for a success in North London will come to an end this weekend. The Gunners should claim a victory here.
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