Michael Owen predicts Arsenal versus Southampton 

Michael Owen believes Southampton will choose up a degree in opposition to Arsenal of their Premier League conflict on the Emirates on Wednesday. The Gunners are languishing at fifteenth within the league desk and are winless of their final 5 matches in the mean time.

Southampton, then again, have began this season like they ended the final one. The Saints have gained their final two fixtures and Ralph Hasenhüttl will go to the Emirates in search of all three factors. 

Owen, talking forward of the sport mentioned:

“The place can we begin with Arsenal? The Gunners have misplaced their final 4 residence matches and failed to attain in 6 of their final 8. In the event that they have been to undergo one other defeat right here, Mikael Arteta will probably be below severe strain.

“Southampton’s kind has been the other. They’re flying and have appeared very completed thus far this season. Ralph Hasenhüttl has his aspect nicely drilled and can little doubt be relishing this fixture with the Saints in such good kind. Arsenal merely should keep away from defeat and though I’m a giant fan of Southampton, I feel they might must accept a degree on this one.”

Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta below extreme strain to get outcomes 

Arsenal have been in dire kind within the Premier League, particularly of late. Mikel Arteta’s aspect have failed to interrupt down groups and appeared disjointed in assault. 

Though the Gunners have been taking part in nicely within the second half in opposition to Burnley, Granit Xhaka’s crimson card turned the tide round for the away aspect.

The London giants are at present simply 5 factors above the relegation zone.

Granit Xhaka of Arsenal
Granit Xhaka of Arsenal

Arteta is below extreme strain to carry out after he was booed off of their first sport at residence with followers. Nevertheless, the Spaniard has help from the board, as reverberated by technical director Edu: 

“Mikel is doing a fantastic job. It is regular and straightforward to be pushed by outcomes. However I can see the longer term, see the place we go and the way in which we’re constructing issues each day. Every little thing right here is correct, the whole lot right here is working.

“What number of younger gamers have began to get alternatives and carry out fairly nicely within the first crew? I can see a giant and delightful future. It is very unusual to say that on this second, however I’ve to be truthful – that is the way in which I see the picture.”

Revealed 15 Dec 2020, 18:29 IST

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