Arsenal have the opportunity to go top of the league with victory over Southampton, because of Leicester’s earlier defeat to Liverpool, but the Saints will be hoping they can regain some form.
Thanks to Olivier Giroud’s fine form, Arsenal have made a charge to the top of the table and they could be on course for their best shot at a title in a decade.
Southampton will probably finish this season in the mediocrity of mid-table, but they continue to entertain and, crucially, have kept hold of Ronald Koeman.
This season might be the year that all the sales finally takes its toll on the club, with more players leaving last summer it will be another year of rebuilding and the board will be glad to be holding their own after the loss of Morgan Schneiderlin.
Players are likely to rested with only two days until their next game, so these line-ups might have a couple of surprises..
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