The next seven games for Southampton will be crucial in their Premier League survival fight.
At the moment, Mark Hughes and his men reside just two points from safety, and they have a very tough run ahead of them.
The coastal outfit will have to face Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City in the closing stages of the campaign, while also trying to navigate their way into the FA Cup final.
First up for the under-pressure club is Arsenal at the Emirates, and it could not have come at a worse time considering that Arsene Wenger’s men will be on a high after overcoming CSKA Moscow 4-1 in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.
With Chelsea due to follow the Gunners in Southampton’s fixture list, dropping six points could put Hughes’s side in further trouble.
Arsenal will be favourites heading into this weekend’s match, but the North London outfit have had struggles of their own this season, so perhaps a Saints scalp would not be the biggest shock.
Southampton fans have been discussing the fixture on Reddit.