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|Posté le: Sam 7 Avr - 06:32 (2018) Sujet du message: Arsenal vs. Southampton - prediction, team news, lineups
sbo222 Arsenal return to domestic action this weekend with a Premier League match against Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
The Gunners, fresh from a solid result in the Europa League, face up against a Southampton side who are craving a win to ignite their Premier League survival push.
Arsenal's defeat of CSKA Moscow on Thursday showed signs of why the Gunners will have been aiming for a top-four spot in the league this term.
Two goals from Aaron Ramsey and a further double from Alexandre Lacazette put Arsene Wenger's side in a strong position to reach the semi-finals of the competition.
It hasn't happened for the North London side in the Premier League this season, with the club currently 13 points away from the Champions League places, but Wenger will be proud of how his side have responded to losing to Brighton & Hove Albion at the start of March.
Since that game, which also followed two damaging defeats to Manchester City in the space of a week, Arsenal have won five games in a row in all competitions. Their latest run has seen them claim two league wins and defeat AC Milan in both legs of their Europa League last-16 tie, netting 15 goals in the process. sbo222
The more exciting aspect of their run, perhaps, is that they have progressed through the Europa League without the cup-tied Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has instead contributed two goals in the Gunners' last two league wins.
It was perhaps a worry for Arsenal that they would not have Aubameyang to steer them deep into European competition, but after a slow start, the Gabon international has found a way to settle in well with his teammates.
Also key for Arsenal is Ramsey's form. Wenger highlighted the Welshman's progress after Thursday's match, saying that the midfielder is "calmer" and a "much better finisher" than he was four years ago.
This weekend's game is an opportunity for Arsenal to register a third straight Premier League win for only the second time this season, while they can also keep things ticking over ahead of the team's trip to Moscow next week. sbo222