Arsenal vs Southampton: Confirmed Starting XIs

The Premier League weekend has started off with a phenomenal lunchtime clash between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford.

But it’s now time to turn our attentions to the 3pms and the pick of the bunch is probably Southampton’s trip to Arsenal.

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The Saints have endured a slow start to the season, yet to find a Premier League win under new manager Claude Puel, but they boast a strong record against the Gunners – winning three and drawing two from their last six encounters.

Will we see another upset today or could Arsenal’s late summer signings inspire a win for the home side? Only time will tell but the official starting XIs, just confirmed on Twitter, could give us a hint:

The two major talking points, from an Arsenal perspective at least, are Alexis Sanchez being dropped to the bench and late summer arrivals Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez going straight into the starting line-up.

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