Arsenal are unbeaten in 20 league matches at home to Southampton since a 1-0 defeat in November 1987 (W15, D5). However, Ronald Koeman and Southampton did win 2-1 at the Emirates in the League Cup last season. Southampton could register three successive league wins against Arsenal for the first time since 1968.
Arsenal are winless in three league matches and could lose consecutive home games for the first time in the same season since November 2010. The Gunners have failed to score in consecutive league games for the first time since August 2012. They haven’t gone longer without scoring for seven years since a run of four successive goalless draws in January-February 2009. Arsene Wenger has only beaten Ronald Koeman twice in 10 attempts as Arsenal manager (D4, L4).
The Saints have won three successive league matches without conceding a goal. They only allowed their opponents a combined three shots on target in their four league games in January. Southampton have scored a league-high 10 headed goals in the Premier League this season and also made the most crosses from open play.
The sharps have jumped all over the Saints excellent recent record against the Gunners, with Arsenal’s opening price of 1.54 lengthening to 1.81, which is highly unusual for a home fixture. Southampton opened at 7.07, which now looks cracking value considering they have shortened into 5.01.
Arsenal (-.75) 59%
Southampton (+.75) 41%
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