In what is already being labelled as a must-win encounter for both Unai Emery and Ralph Hasenhüttl, Southampton will make the trip to the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.
Largely outplayed away at the King Power prior to the international break and slumping to a 2-0 defeat against Leicester, the Gunners have now failed to win any of their last five matches across all competitions and their top-four chances are fading by the week.
On the flip side, Saturday’s hosts are not the only side who are in the midst of an extended rut.
Watching Everton grab the most dramatic of 2-1 victories at St. Mary’s a fortnight ago, the Saints still find themselves in a battle at the foot of the table and there is no doubt that the St. Mary’s faithful will be still be feeling the effects on their 9-0 hammering against the Foxes last month.
More worrying for the Saints, losing each of their last three trips to North London, you might be interested to know that a similar Arsenal victory can be found at 1/2 with William Hill.
What next for Unai Emery?
Watching Leicester grab a 2-0 win at the King Power prior to the international break, there remains a toxic environment around the Emirates and the more vocal sections of North London are calling on Unai Emery to be removed from his position in the dugout.
On a run of form that has seen them fail to record a single victory in any of their previous four Premier League appearances, the former PSG boss can be found at 5/4 with Coral to be the next manager given the boost, ahead of a visiting Ralph Hasenhüttl who sits at 5/2.
Much like last season, a huge part of Arsenal’s continued struggles have come down to some glaring issues at the back.
The Gunners have now shipped at least a pair of goals in four of their last six matches across all competitions and you might be interested to know that Saturday’s hosts are pencilled in at 12/5 with 888sport to ship over 1.5 goals at the Emirates this weekend.
Danny Ings – The Saints’ saviour?
Watching Everton grab a 2-1 win at St. Mary’s prior to the international break, Hasenhüttl’s men have now lost their last four matches on the bounce and the mood in Southampton remains at a worrying low.
Opening the weekend down in 19th and already sat three points adrift of safety, the former RB Leipzig boss now finds his side as one of the leading contenders to finish in the bottom-three this season.
Southampton can be found at 5/2 with Ladbrokes to book a Championship return next summer, only behind Newcastle and Norwich who sit at 10/11 and 1/4 respectively.
If Southampton are to end their barren spell this weekend, then there is no doubt that Saturday’s traveling support will be calling on leading marksman Danny Ings to spearhead their charge.
Finding the net against Everton earlier in the month, the former Liverpool strikes has now recorded six goals in his last seven matches across all formats.
You might be interested to know that Ings is pencilled in at 5/2 with Bet365 to extend on his recent purple patch this weekend.