Arsenal travel to the south coast to take on Southampton at St Mary's on New Year's Day.

You can find out more about our Premier League opponents below.


Full name: Southampton FC
Manager: Nigel Adkins
Club colours: Red and white striped shirts, red shorts, red socks
Nickname(s): Saints


Three facts about Southampton:

  • Saints have won the FA Cup once in 1976, beating Manchester United 1-0
  • They have never won the First Division, however, finishing second in 1983/84
  • Prior to their relegation from the Premier League in 2005, Southampton spent 27 consecutive seasons in the top flight. Since then they have experienced a brief spell in League One before their rise back to the top tier

Rickie Lambert

Rickie Lambert
The talented striker finished top scorer in the Championship last season with 27 goals and is a constant threat up front for the Premier League newcomers.

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31 Dec 2012