Arsenal v Southampton - JG Preview

Ozil v Southampton 2

The Gunners face Southampton at Emirates Stadium this weekend in Premier League action.

You can find out more about their opponents below:


Southampton 'The Saints'Full name: Southampton Football Club
Manager: Claude Puel
Club colours: Red and white shirts, black shorts, red and white socks
Nickname:The Saints


Three facts about Southampton:

  • Arsenal haven't lost in 21 league games against Southampton, dating all the way back to November 1987
  • Claude Puel is the fourth French manager to face Arsene Wenger in the Premier League, but only Gerard Houllier has managed to win (the other two were Jean Tigana and Remi Garde)
  • Southampton have scored just once in their last four visits to Emirates Stadium


Fraser Forster SouthamptonStar man: Fraser Forster

The England goalkeeper has been central to the Saints' mean defensive record in recent season, turning in inspired displays in recent meetings with the Gunners.


Forster will no doubt continue to pose a stern test on Saturday.