Arsenal aspired to maintain their lead as we look at the best predicted Starting 11 and key details for their match vs Southampton for EPL 2022.
Arsenal are flying high with confidence with 9 wins out of 10 and maintaining a crucial lead of 4 points over current champions Manchester City. Things have changed fast for the Gunners after the disappointment of missing out on the Champions League spot last season. They are coming into this encounter with 4 matches winning streak in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, It will be a huge task for Ralph Hassenhüttl’s players to take any points against the very different-looking Arsenal side this season. Things were looking downhill for the Saints with 4 continuous PL losses. However, a draw against West Ham and a pivotal win against Bournemouth got them out of the relegation zone.
They are currently placed 14th, and will look to get at least a point out of this fixture. Ward-Prowse and Che Adams will be key to their counterattack strategy against a very fluent Arsenal side. So, as we wait for the game to begin, let’s look at the best predicted starting 11 for the Arsenal vs Southampton match of EPL 2022.
Arsenal have dominated their game-week opponents with more than a 50% win percentage overall. Southampton didn’t win any fixture against Arsen Wenger’s Arsenal from 2003 to 2014. Even in the recent past, Arsenal have won 5 out of the last 10 Premier League outings between the two with Saints winning only 2 of them. One of those two wins came in the last outing between the two teams in April this year.
Games Played: 104 // Southampton won: 23 // Arsenal won: 53 // Draw: 28
League Type: English Premier League (GW13)
Match Type: Southampton vs Arsenal
Stadium: St. Mary’s Stadium
When: October 23, 6.30 pm IST (1 pm GMT)
Goalkeepers: Alex McCarthy, Gavin Bazunu, Willy Caballero
Defenders: V Livramento, Lewis Payne, Lyanco, Romain Perraud, Duje Caleta Car, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Kyle Walker-Peters, Mohammed Salisu, Juan Larios
Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong, Diamond Edwards, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Roméo Lavia, James Ward-Prowse, Moussa Djenepo, Ibrahima Diallo, Joe Aribo
Forwards: Theo Walcott, Samuel Edozie, Dominic Ballard, Adam Armstrong, Che Adams, Sékou Mara
Manager: Ralph Hassenhüttl
Current Form (Recent first): W D L
Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, Matt Turner, Karl Hein
Defenders: Oleksandra Zinchenko, Ben White, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares, Kieran Tierney, Gabriel Magalhaes, William Saliba, Takehiro Tomiyaso
Midfielders: Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe, Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny, Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira, Reiss Nelson, Albert Sambi Lokonga
Forwards: Gabriel Jesus, Eddie Nketiah
Manager: Mikel Arteta
Current Form (Recent First): W W W
Predicting Starting 11 for both Teams
EPL 2022-23: Southampton vs Arsenal Predicted Starting 11 for Southampton
Ralph Hassenhüttl will be looking to start with almost the same line up which got him very crucial 3 points against Bournemouth. The only forced change shall be Maitland-Niles, who can’t face his parent club Arsenal. Long-term Injuries to Livaramento (knee) and Armel Bella-Kotchap (shoulder) won’t help Ralph Hassenhüttl’s cause.
Goalkeeper: Gavin Bazunu
Defence: Romain Perraud, Mohammed Salisu, Duje Caleta Car, Kyle Walker-Peters
Midfield: Mohamed Elyounouss, Moussa Djenepo, James Ward-Prowse,
Attack: Adam Armstrong, Che Adams, Joe Aribo
EPL 2022-23: Southampton vs Arsenal Predicted Starting 11 for Arsenal
Mikel Arteta might not start some of his regular starters on Thursday’s Europa League clash against PSV. Moreover, the Gunners would be starting with the same lineup in PL until an injury forces a change and Arteta has every right to do so with the Gunners sitting on top of the table.
Their midfield looked more settled than ever with Thomas Partey becoming a regular starter in the line-up. The only change which we expect from last week’s line-up against Leeds is fully fit Zinchenko in place of Tomiyasu.
Goalkeeper: Aaron Ramsdale
Defence: Oleksandra Zinchenko, Gabriel Magalhaes, William Saliba, Ben White
Midfield: Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka
Attack: Gabriel Jesus
EPL 2022-23: Southampton vs Arsenal Fantasy 11
Our fantasy team approach is to pick a maximum quota of 7 Arsenal players. Ramsdale is our chosen keeper as there are high chances of Arsenal’s clean sheet with Ralph Hassenhüttl’s men struggling to find the back of the net. Zinchenko is expected to start after regaining fitness.
Elsewhere, Martinelli, Odegaard, Saka, and Jesus all are in great form which is truly reflected by arsenal’s position in the PL table. Kyle Walker-Peters and Word-Prowse both have an eye for goal, especially during a stop ball. Joe Aribo and Che Adams are arguably the best Southampton players of the season so far, and hence find a place in our fantasy team.
Goalkeeper: Aaron Ramsdale
Defenders: Oleksandra Zinchenko, Gabriel Magalhaes, Kyle Walker-Peters
Midfielders James Ward-Prowse, Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Joe Aribo
Forwards: Gabriel Jesus, Che Adams
CVC Choice: Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus
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