Arsenal Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Southampton
Posted On March 22, 2019
Everything you need to know ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match against Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side at St Mary’s
Arsenal are now 22 games unbeaten in all competitions and will look to carry on their fine form against Southampton on Sunday.
The Gunners extended their longest run without a defeat since November 2007 (28 unbeaten) after Thursday’s 1-0 against Qarabag.
Unai Emery’s men have scored a total of 35 goals this season, which is only bettered by Manchester City’s incredible tally of 45.
Rob Holding will miss the rest of the season after suffering a cruciate ligament knee injury.
Danny Welbeck is ruled out with a broken ankle following his shocking injury against Sporting CP, but Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil are both available after their recent injury problems.
Dinos Mavropanos faces further time out on the sidelines with a groin injury, but is expected to return to training at some point this month, while Laurent Koscielny is back in contention after his long-term Achilles issue.
Arsenal have Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi suspended for this match.
Emery is likely to partner Laurent Koscielny alongside Nacho Monreal in central defence due to the suspensions at the back.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil could start behind striker Alexandre Lacazette, while the midfield partnership of Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira will also continue.
Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side are second from bottom in the Premier League following their defeat away at Cardiff last weekend, having taken just nine points from 16 games.
Cedric Soares is a doubt with a calf injury while Michael Obafemi is doubtful with a hamstring problem.
Kick-off is 3pm GMT (10am ET) on Saturday, and the game will no be broadcast live in the United Kingdom. It will be shown on CNBC in the United States, and on various channels around the world.