[Teams] Southampton vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-Ups From St Mary’s

By on December 10, 2017

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Arsenal will be hoping to climb back in to the top four in the Premier League with a win over Southampton at St Mary’s this afternoon.

Arsene Wenger has made eleven changes from the side that beat BATE in the Europa League on Thursday night with all of our big guns recalled having been rested in midweek.

Petr Cech returns in goal while Per Mertesacker is the man to replace the injured Shkodran Mustafi in a back three alongside Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal.

Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac occupy the wing-back positions with Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka in the middle of midfield. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil support Alexandre Lacazette in attack.

Jack Wilshere must make do with a place on the bench alongside Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck but Theo Walcott isn’t involved in the match day squad despite a positive performance on Thursday night.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Southampton

Forster, Stephens, van Dijk, Yoshida, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Bertrand, Tadic, Redmond, Austin

Subs: Hoedt, Davis, McCarthy, Lemina, Boufal, Gabbiadini, Pied

Arsenal

Cech, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Ozil, Alexis, Lacazette

Subs: Ospina, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Wilshere, Iwobi, Welbeck, Giroud

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