Arsenal look to get their quest for a first Premier League title since 2004 back on track as they face Southampton at the Emirates on Friday night.
Arsenal currently sit top of the Premier League with twenty-three wins, five draws and three losses from thirty-one games this season.
The Gunners title hopes are now on the rocks as their fate is no longer in their own hands following a deflating 2-2 draw against West Ham las time out.
Arsenal went 2-0 up after ten minutes only to inexplicably let The Hammers back into the game and eventually settle for a 2-2 draw after Bukayo Saka missed a penalty with the scores at 2-1.
The result was Arsenal's second draw on the bounce with their lead over Manchester City now just four points with the Manchester club boasting a game in hand.
The Gunners now face a nervy finish to their campaign but they will be glad to be facing the side currently bottom of the league as they look to rebuild some momentum that's been lost in recent weeks.
Their form at the Emirates is still very encouraging entering this game with Mikel Arteta's side having won their last four consecutive home matches by a combined score of 15-4.
Arsenal should get back to winning ways here and it's essential that they do as another round of dropped points could the fatal to their title aspirations.
Southampton currently sit rock bottom of the Premier League table with six wins, five draws and twenty losses from thirty-one games.
The Saints are looking closer to relegation on a weekly basis as they show little sign of improving while many of the league's other relegation candidates find ways to pick up vital points.
They enter this game in abysmal form having failed to win any of their last six matches, the most recent of which was a 0-2 defeat to Crystal Palace at St. Mary's.
A home game against Crystal Palace is one that a team with survival hopes should be targeting to take points from, so to emerge from that game empty handed was stark reminder that Southampton are firmly in the mire.
Southampton have never won at the Emirates in the Premier League and while that's highly unlikely to change here they can at least try to capitalise on what could become a very nervy atmosphere if the early proceedings don't go in the way of the home side.
The Saints are four points from safety so all is not lost but things are not trending in an encouraging direction. They desperately need points on the board but unfortunately they're unlikely to come here.
For our Arsenal vs. Southampton prediction, we're going for a 3-1 win for the home side.
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