Southampton vs Arsenal: Can Saints beat the Gunners again?

Southampton will take on Arsenal for the second time in four days on Tuesday and will look to repeat the result from this Saturday.

It is going to be a tough one for Saints as they are to be without Ryan Bertrand and Kyle Walker-Peters so they will need to play with a makeshift defense on Tuesday.

Arsenal will likely field a stronger side than they did Saturday and will look to take 3 points and leapfrog the Saints on the table.

Let us take a look at how both teams can win this match.

How Southampton Will Win

The Saints will need to be sharper in the final third this match if they hope to take all of the points. They seem to lack a little bit of an edge in the match and a wicked deflection was the reason for the only goal in the match.

With that said, they did look better in attack than they have over the past few matches so maybe things are taking a turn in the right direction. Ings will be uber important in this match and he probably needs to score if the Saints hope to win.

I do not think 1 goal will do it this time with the injuries in the back so they will have to make sure to take advantage of their chances and be clinical in front of net.

How Arsenal Will Win

The Gunners know the Saints have some injury concerns and they will look to take advantage of them. Specifically, they will look to take advantage of the absence of Kyle Walker-Peters who has been superb this season.

I would not be surprised if Aubameyang is deployed out on the left to take advantage of the injury with his partner Laczette starting up top. They will look to move fast and not allow the Saints to set up their defense.

As much as I would like another Southampton clean sheet I do not see it happening this time as Arsenal will be hungry for a win.

Predicted Line-ups

Southampton: 4-2-2-2

Goalkeeper: Alex McCarthy

Defenders: Yan Valery, Jack Stephens, Jan Bednarek, Jake Vokins

Midfielders: James Ward-Prowse, Ibrahima Diallo

Attacking Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong, Theo Walcott

Strikers: Danny Ings, Che Adams

Arsenal: 4-2-3-1

Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno

Defenders: Kieran Tierney, David Luiz, Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin

Midfielders: Thomas Partay, Granit Xhaka

Attacking Midfielders: Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang, Emile Smith-Rowe, Nicolas Pepe

Striker: Alexandre Lacazette

Predicted Score:

Southampton 1-1 Arsenal