Arsenal host Southampton in a must-win game this evening, but their opponents occupy the Gunners’ usual spot in the table – fourth.
Mikel Arteta is now feeling the pressure thanks to a string of below-par performances, his side haven’t recorded a Premier League win since 1 November.
There is also the added pressure that Arteta’s squad have showed a real lack of discipline of late.
Granit Xhaka begins his three-match suspension, following his antics against Burnley, while Hector Bellerin is also banned for accumulating five bookings.
Nicholas Pepe has completed his suspension, after seeing red for a head-butt against Leeds.
Providing even more of a headache for Arteta are his absent players.
Defender David Luiz is unlikely to feature, following his head collision with Raul Jimenez, while Thomas Partey’s thigh injury could keep him on the side-lines.
Southampton, on the other hand, are absolutely flying and have very little in the way of injury concerns.
After their thrashing at the hands of Leicester last season, they’ve looked a totally different team.
They’ll come into this fixture with plenty of confidence and look to build on their 23 points and 24 goal tally.
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