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Opta Stats: Southampton v Arsenal

Will Arsenal pass their latest examination for Professor Wenger when they face Southampton?
Will Arsenal pass their latest examination for Professor Wenger when they face Southampton?

"Arsenal have hit the target with 53% of their shots this season, the best accuracy rate in the Barclays Premier League."

The Gunners are 1.991/1 for a victory.

Arsenal can extend their lead at the top of the Premier League by beating Southampton. Opta rates their chances.

Southampton have four players to have played in every league game this season, more than any other team in the league (Lallana, Lambert, Rodriguez and Ward-Prowse). The Saints are 4.216/5 to win.

Arsenal have hit the target with 53% of their shots this season, the best accuracy rate in the Barclays Premier League. The Gunners are 1.991/1 for a victory.

The Gunners have scored more headed goals (9) than any other team in the top division; these goals have come from seven different players. Olivier Giroud is likely to be priced at around 2.47/5 to score.

68% of the goals Arsenal have conceded this season have been shipped in the second half of games; the highest proportion in the top flight. The Arsenal half-time/draw full-time double result is available at 16.015/1.

Arsenal have won five and lost none of their last eight Premier League games against Southampton, but have won just one of the last four trips to St Mary's (W1 D2 L1). The draw is 3.7511/4.

Jack Wilshere has scored (one) or assisted (three) four of Arsenal's last five Premier League goals. Wilshere is likely to be priced at around 6.05/1 to score.

Only one team has managed to score more than one goal against Arsenal in their last 21 Premier League matches (Man City 6-3 Arsenal). Under 2.5 goals is 2.01/1.

Southampton conceded just five goals in their opening 11 Premier League games, but have shipped 20 in the last 11 with that run starting with a 0-2 defeat against Arsenal in November. Arsenal are 3.1511/5 to win half-time/full-time.

The last time Southampton beat Arsenal was in November 2002, with a James Beattie brace helping them to a 3-2 win at St Mary's. Over 4.5 goals is 6.25/1.

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26 January 2014

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