Premier League Gameweek 33
Apr 16, 2022 KO: 14:00

Southampton - Arsenal

St. Mary's Stadium Southampton
Referee: Peter Bankes
Bednarek 44'  

Match preview

Tierney out - How Arsenal could line up against Southampton

Kieran Tierney has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will be forced to get slightly creative in his team selection for the Premier League game against Southampton due to the amount of injury issues in his squad.

Over a week ago it was confirmed that Kieran Tierney will miss the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.

The former Celtic left-back felt discomfort in his knee after a training session and after consultation with specialists, it was decided he would go under the knife.

Thomas Partey is set for a spell on the sidelines too after suffering what has been described by Arteta himself as a "significant injury". He was withdrawn in the loss against Crystal Palace and lost the next game against Brighton.

There is slightly more positive news concerning Takehiro Tomiyasu as he is expected to take part in a training match shortly, but Arteta has confirmed that this will take place after the Southampton match.

Aaron Ramsdale will start in goal behind a likely back four Cedric, Ben White, Gabriel and Nuno Tavares.

Granit Xhaka played left-back against Brighton but it didn't work, so he'll come back into midfield to partner Albert Sambi Lokonga.

Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli should feature as the attacking midfield three behind Alexandre Lacazette.

Predicted Arsenal XI v Southampton

Match statistics

Southampton
Statistics
Arsenal
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
8
11
Draws
5
2
Losses
7
7
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
32
33
Goals Per Game
1.60
1.65
More > 2.5 Goals
14
11
More > 3 Goals
10
4
Scored First in a Match
10
12
Scored Both Halves
5
6
Won More > 1 Goal
4
6
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
39
20
Did Not Score
3
6
Both Teams Scored
15
8
Kept Clean Sheet
2
8
Won Without Conceding
2
6
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
15
Shots on Target
5.53
4.89
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.10
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
1.71
2.06
Penalties
0.10
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.10
0.40
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.10
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
13
9.68
Shots on Target Conceded
5.78
3.11
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.16
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.95
10
Yellow Cards
1.65
1.75
Red Cards
0.00
0.05

Injuries

  1. Hip/Thigh Injury image description
  2. Knee Injury image description
  3. Calf/Shin Injury image description