Opta Stats: Arsenal v Southampton

Can Arsene Wenger halt the negativity at Arsenal when they take on Southampton?
Can Arsene Wenger halt the negativity at Arsenal when they take on Southampton?

Both Arsenal and Southampton have made slow starts to the season. Opta presents the vital statistics.

"Saints have scored just one goal in four Premier League visits to the Emirates, failing to score in the last three."

Arsenal are 2.35/4 to keep a clean sheet.

The Gunners have won just one of their last six meetings with Southampton in all competitions (D2 L3), 1-0 back in December 2014. You can lay Arsenal at 1.68/13.

Saints have scored just one goal in four Premier League visits to the Emirates, failing to score in the last three. Arsenal are 2.35/4 to keep a clean sheet.

Arsenal haven't lost in 21 consecutive home league games against Southampton (W15 D6), last losing back in November 1987 (0-1, thanks to Danny Wallace's goal). They're 1.594/7 to win.

Southampton have kept three consecutive clean sheets against Arsenal, their best ever run against them in all competitions. Under 2.5 goals is 2.1211/10.

The Gunners haven't lost back-to-back home fixtures in the Premier League since August 2011. A draw is priced at 4.47/2.

Shane Long scored twice in Southampton's 4-0 win over the Gunners on Boxing Day 2015, his most recent brace in the Premier League. Long is 3.7511/4 to score.

Mesut Özil scored in Arsenal's 3-1 win over Watford, but hasn't' scored a league goal at the Emirates since December. He's 3.185/40 to get back among the goals.

Claude Puel is the fourth French manager to face Arsene Wenger in the Premier League, with Gerard Houllier the only manager to beat him (Jean Tigana and Remi Garde were the other two). Puel's Southampton side are 6.86/1 to pull off a surprise win.

Santi Cazorla has been directly involved in three of Arsenal's six league goals this campaign, scoring once and assisting twice. Cazorla is 3.55/2 to find the net.

Southampton also failed to win any of their opening three Premier League games last season, but they went on to secure their best Premier League finish (sixth). The Saints are 10.09/1 to finish in the top six again.

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