When the fixtures were first announced for this season, few would have predicted that this game would be a top of the table clash, as table-topping Arsenal take on this year’s surprise package Southampton at the Emirates this weekend.
While this fixture last year may have seen a resounding 6-1 victory for the Gunners over the Saints, a repeat of this score line looks very much off the table; and looking at how Southampton have performed against Manchester Untied and Liverpool this season, Arsenal will not be afforded the same luxury as last year.
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After 2 months out with an abdominal injury, English attacker Theo Walcott is finally ready to return for the Gunners against his former club. Though many will say that we haven’t missed him due to now being two points clear at the top of the table, it is a welcome sight to have Theo back.