2. Try Not To Concede Any Early Goals!
We also know that Arsenal love to score early goals, which typically shuts their opponents out of the game in the first half.
Last weekend against West Ham, Arsenal scored twice within the first 10 minutes of the game.
Southampton’s lack of goalscoring threat and danger in the final third means that the South Coast outfit would unlikely be able to recover from conceding an early goal or two against Arsenal.
Southampton have scored the least goals this season in the Premier League with only 24 goals to their name, which is around 0.75 goals scored per game.
Moreover, Arsenal have the third-best defence this season in the Premier League, as they have only conceded 31 goals in 31 games.
However, the Saints will face a very difficult challenge trying to keep the Gunners out in the early minutes.
Arsenal have the second-best attack in the league, which has proved to be lethal on multiple occasions this season.
Meanwhile, Southampton have the fifth leakiest defence in the Premier League, which will probably cause them to struggle to keep the likes of Saka, Odegaard and Jesus quiet.
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