[Teams] Southampton vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-ups

By on January 1, 2013

Arsenal take on Southampton at St Mary’s this evening looking to close the gap on the top four. 

Manager Arsene Wenger has named an unchanged line-up from the side that beat Newcastle 7-3 on Saturday meaning Theo Walcott once again starts up front. Lukas Podolski and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are on the flanks with Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Mikel Arteta in midfield.

The defence is made-up of Bacary Sagna, Laurent Koscielny, Thomas Vermaelen and Kieran Gibbs and Per Mertesacker returns to the bench after missing the weekends action through illness. Here are the confirmed line-ups for the game:

Southampton Team

Boruc, Cork, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Puncheon, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Guly, Ramírez, Lambert

Subs: Davis, Hooiveld, Rodriguez, Ward-Prowse, Richardson, Mayuka, De Ridder.

Arsenal Team

Szczesny, Sagna, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski, Walcott.

Subs:  Martinez, Mertesacker, Coquelin, Ramsey, Rosicky, Gervinho, Giroud.

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