Watch for FREE on Amazon Prime, kick-off time and team news for Premier League clash December 15, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal face a must-win game when they host Southampton in the Premier League this week.
The Gunners have been woeful recently and lost 1-0 to Burnley over the weekend.
The pressure is on Arteta and he needs a response to keep his critics at bay.
Southampton, meanwhile, have been superb so far this season.
Their 3-0 win over Sheffield United last time out saw them move up into the top four.
Arsenal v Southampton: Date and kick-off time
This match will be held at the Emirates on Wednesday, December 16 and will kick-off at 6pm.
This fixture finished in a 2-2 draw last season after Alexandre Lacazette scored a 90th-minute equaliser.
Southampton have not won a league game away to Arsenal since 1987.
Arsenal v Southampton: TV channel and live stream
The game will be shown on Amazon Prime from 5pm with Kevin Campbell, Matt Holland and Leon Osman joining the streaming giants for this one.
Existing and new Prime members can watch the game via the Prime Video app, across mobile, Fire TV, games consoles, Virgin’s V6 TV Box, BT TV, TalkTalk TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and online.
Fans can also watch the action on Prime Video in 4K Ultra HD at no extra cost.
Non-members can start a 30-day FREE trial of Amazon Prime – which will grant them access to all of the action.
Alternatively, new customers can join Amazon Prime for just £7.99 per month or £79 for the year.
Fans can see every goal from the night’s other games immediately in the Goals Centre.
Amazon Prime members can stream up to three games on different devices at the same time. Each match will have its own on-screen pundits, build-up and post-match analysis.
Arsenal v Southampton: Team news
Arsenal duo Granit Xhaka and Hector Bellerin are suspended for this match.
Thomas Partey remains injured but Gabriel Martinelli could make his comeback after a long-term injury.
David Luiz and Sead Kolasinac will both need fitness tests ahead of the match.
Southampton have no new injury concerns ahead of their trip to north London.
It remains to be seen how Ralph Hasenhuttl will rotate his ranks with three games in one week.
Arsenal v Southampton: Match stats and facts
- Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 25 home league games against Southampton (W18 D7) since a 0-1 loss in November 1987.
- Southampton drew this exact fixture with Arsenal 2-2 last season, conceding a 90th minute equaliser courtesy of Alexandre Lacazette. They’ve not avoided defeat in consecutive away league games against Arsenal since September 1988.
- Arsenal are unbeaten in all 21 of their Premier League home games against Southampton (W15 D6), the most home games a team has played against another in the competition without ever losing.
- Arsenal have lost just one of their 21 Wednesday Premier League games at the Emirates Stadium (W14 D6), going down 1-2 against Swansea in March 2016.
- Southampton are winless in their last 21 Premier League away games played on a Wednesday (D7 L14), since winning 2-0 at Chelsea in April 1995.
- Excluding own goals, 10 of the last 16 Premier League goals scored in fixtures between Arsenal and Southampton have been scored by English players – prior to this, only 10 of the previous 55 goals were scored by Englishmen.
- Arsenal have received six Premier League red cards since Mikel Arteta’s first game in charge in December 2019, double that of any other side in this time.
- Southampton have won 23 points in their opening 12 Premier League games this season (W7 D2 L3) – assuming three points for a win in all seasons, only in 2014/15 (26) have they had more points after 12 matches in a top-flight season.
- Danny Ings has scored three Premier League goals in three appearances against Arsenal for Southampton – no Saints player has ever scored four goals against the Gunners in the competition.
- With the 96th chance he had created in the Premier League, Southampton’s Oriol Romeu registered his first assist against Sheffield United in their last match, in his 193rd appearance. Among outfield players with at least one assist, only Stephane Henchoz (234th match) had a longer wait for his first assist in the Premier League.