Arsenal vs Southampton 08/04/15
Arsenal’s only way to save the miserable season and secure the Champions League football for the next one is through the Europa League, but the Gunners are looking for all three points against the struggling Southampton side, who might be playing in the Championship next season after the terrible performance they’ve shown this year. With two consecutive Premier League wins and a convincing 4-1 victory over CSKA during the midweek, Arsene Wenger’s team will be hosting the Saints in a great atmosphere. As for Southampton, they desperately need a positive result at the Emirates Stadium because a loss could allow Crystal Palace and Huddersfield to extend their lead, and a potential relegation would be a disaster for the club with such reputation. Additionally,y Mark Hughes could lose his job in case the Hampshire side fail to avoid defeat. Considering Southampton’s defensive problems and lack of creativity in the attack, the North London team are huge favorites ahead of the encounter, but the visitors will be very motivated following two away defeats in a row, in which they’ve conceded six goals without hitting the net once.
Santi Cazorla is the only injured player in the home squad, while Hughes has his entire team fit and ready for the game.