Alexis Sanchez
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez is set to make his first Premier League start following his return from injury Getty

Arsenal host Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday (2 February) as the Gunners look for their first win in three Premier League games.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. There is no live TV coverage of the game in the UK. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One at 10.45pm GMT.


Arsenal have failed to win their last three games having drawn two and lost their previous clash against Chelsea on 24 January. Arsene Wenger will be keen for his team to get back to winning ways and maintain their push for the Premier League title. The Gunners are currently in third place, three points behind surprise leaders Leicester City.

The north London club's injury crisis is easing and currently they have just Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky on the sidelines. The return of Francis Coquelin and Alexis Sanchez will be a big boost ahead of their clash against Southampton on Tuesday (2 February). The Saints beat Arsenal 4-0 in the away fixture in December and the French manager will be desperate to avenge that defeat.

Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin could make his first start for Southampton against Arsenal following his arrival from QPR during the January transfer window Getty

Southampton, meanwhile, come into the game on the back three consecutive wins including a 1-0 win at Old Trafford in their previous encounter. They will be in a buoyant mood going into the game against the Gunners owing to their lack of form in recent weeks. Charlie Austin has made an instant impact since his arrival from Queens Park Rangers and could start his first game for the Saints at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday.

What Manager Say

Arsene Wenger: "They gave us a tough game last time and we have to put that right. It is a very important time in the season as we go into big, big games and have 13 matches to go. The message [this time] is that we play at home and we want to put things right and put a strong performance in because the strength we show at home now in the remaining games can be decisive.

Ronald Koeman [on Alexis Sanchez]: "Sanchez is back and that is for them a big player who will be very important for the last part of the season. He's one of the players who is difficult to stop because they have so high qualities. He's fast. Technically, he's perfect.

Betting Odds (by

  • Arsenal Win: 5/6
  • Draw: 34/13
  • Southampton Win: 75/19

Team News:


  • Injured: Wilshere (fracture), Cazorla (Knee), Rosicky (thigh)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Cech; Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Ramsey; Walcott, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud


  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: Pelle (knee)
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Forster; Cedric, Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand; Wanyama, Clasie; Tadic, Mane, Targett; Austin