Opta Stats: Arsenal v Southampton

Will Arsene Wenger still be smirking when Arsenal play Southampton?
Will Arsene Wenger still be smirking when Arsenal play Southampton?

Top of the table Arsenal face a third-placed Southampton side just three points behind. Opta reveals who'll want it more.

"Arsenal have the chance to win five successive Premier League games at the Emirates for the first time since April 2012."

The Gunners are 8/52.56 to be winning half-time/full-time.

Arsenal have not lost a home league game against Southampton since November 1987, winning 13 and drawing five of their 18 matches since. The Gunners are 4/61.66 to win the game.

Only Arsenal (22) have won more points in the Barclays Premier League since the start of September than Southampton (18). The Saints are priced at 5/16.0 to win.

Southampton's win ratio against Arsenal in the Premier League (14%) is the lowest of any side they've played more than three times in the competition. The draw is available at 16/54.2.

The Gunners have not failed to score in two successive Premier League games since August 2012. Arsenal are 2/131.16 to score.

Arsenal have the chance to win five successive Premier League games at the Emirates for the first time since April 2012. The Gunners are 8/52.56 to be winning half-time/full-time.

Southampton have conceded just eight goals in their last 14 Premier League games and have never conceded more than once in a match during this run. The Saints are 6/16.8 to keep a clean sheet.

Southampton have faced fewer shots on target than any other side in the Premier League this season (31). The odds of Southampton winning to nil are 9/110.0.

Southampton have conceded six or more goals in six different Premier League games - the last two of which have been away at Arsenal (Sept 2012 and May 2003). Over 5.5 goals can be backed at 13.5.

Aaron Ramsey has netted 11 times in 18 competitive appearances for Arsenal this season, this after scoring 11 in his previous 150 competitive appearances for the club before 2013-14. Ramsey is 85/403.1 to score.

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