Arsenal vs Southampton Reddit Score 16/04/2022
Arsenal will aim to reignite their charge for a top-four finish in the Premier League when an out-of-sorts Southampton welcome them to St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon. The Saints were thrashed 6-0 by Chelsea in their most recent matchup, while Mikel Arteta’s side made it back-to-back losses with a 2-1 defeat at home to Brighton & Hove Albion. For all of their hard work over the winter months, Southampton have been a shadow of their former selves in the past few weeks, and a Chelsea side lacking confidence barely needed to get into second gear to snap their losing streak on the South Coast.
Marcos Alonso, Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Timo Werner all got their names on the scoresheet before the half-time whistle blew, and the latter two doubled their tallies early in the second half, but Southampton did at least manage to avoid yet another 9-0 thumping in front of their own fans. That may have been the only minor consolation that Ralph Hasenhuttl and his side could take from that 6-0 humiliation, with the Saints slowly slipping down the table after posting just one draw and four losses from their last eight in the top flight.
Southampton suddenly find themselves down in 14th in the table amid their miserable run of form, but only one point separates them from Crystal Palace in the top 10, and the chance to close that gap is upon them as Patrick Vieira’s side prepare for FA Cup semi-final duties. A formerly solid side at home, Southampton have now strung together a three-game losing run at St Mary’s in the Premier League – shipping 10 goals in the process – but Arsenal are not a side riding on cloud nine right now.
It has only taken the loss of three big-name players to injury for everything to go wrong for Arsenal, who have relinquished their spot on fourth place in the Premier League table to bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur and are at risk of undoing all their efforts from the earlier months. Brighton’s struggles to find the back of the net before the Emirates trip were well-documented, but the Seagulls had no trouble carving their way through a makeshift Arsenal side, with Leandro Trossard and Enock Mwepu both finishing with aplomb before Martin Odegaard’s deflected consolation.
Armando Broja is back for the home side in the Southampton vs Arsenal live stream. He is on loan and was therefore ineligible to play against his parent club Chelsea last weekend. Can Ralph Hasenhüttl’s team end their terrible run and give their fans something to cheer about, or will Mikel Arteta guide his charges to three crucial points on the south coast? Find out by watching the Southampton vs Arsenal live stream, and we will show you how below.
Back-to-back losses to Crystal Palace and Brighton has seen the same old problems become apparent for Arsenal and Arteta, who have failed to compensate for the losses of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney as the season approaches its business end. Arsenal now find themselves down in fifth but remain just three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with a game in hand, so the destiny of the North London clubs in Europe could very well come down to the imminent capital derby on May 12.
Taking maximum points back to base this weekend is therefore simply a must for Arsenal, who also have to take on Chelsea and Manchester United before the month is up, and they did win five away Premier League games in a row away from home before being humbled by the Eagles. Arteta’s side also eased to a 3-0 win over Southampton at the Emirates back in December – their sixth league match without defeat versus the Saints – but they have not done the double over their South Coast opponents since 2016-17.
Southampton striker Armando Broja will make a timely return to the squad after he was ineligible to face parent club Chelsea, which should see Adam Armstrong return to the bench on Saturday. Shane Long, Alex McCarthy and Lyanco are all in with chances of returning from their injury problems to make the squad this weekend, and Hasenhuttl is sure to consider alterations after last week’s embarrassment. Oriol Romeu was hauled off after just 36 minutes against the Blues and could now cede his place in midfield to Ibrahima Diallo, and Theo Walcott will likely start on the bench against his former club.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are already confirmed to be without Tierney for the rest of the season, while Partey also remains in the medical bay, and Tomiyasu will not return to team training until after Saturday’s game. The Granit Xhaka left-back experiment did not work in the slightest against Brighton, so Arteta may elect to bring Nuno Tavares back into the defence as Xhaka returns to the midfield alongside Albert Sambi Lokonga. Alexandre Lacazette has not scored in the Premier League from open play since the home clash with Southampton in December and was also absent from training earlier this week for private reasons, so either Gabriel Martinelli or Eddie Nketiah may lead the line this weekend, but Arteta is still confident of having his captain available.
Arsenal were in pole position to finish in the top four less than a fortnight ago, but their push towards next season’s Champions League has been somewhat dented by back-to-back defeats at the hands of Crystal Palace and Brighton. They still have a game in hand over rivals Tottenham though, who go into the weekend in that coveted fourth spot and play in the early kick-off.
Southampton have had their Premier League safety confirmed for a while now, but have not won a game in the league since February 25, when they beat Norwich. Indeed, they have only picked up one point since then, courtesy of a 1-1 draw with Leeds. The home fans will be expecting a response from the players after they suffered a 6-0 demolition at the hands of Chelsea last time out.
Recent history does not bode well for the home side, who have conceded 10 goals in their last three matches at St Mary’s. Southampton have lost the last two times Arsenal have visited in the Premier League and lost the reverse fixture 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium back in December. A victory on Saturday would be the Gunner’s first league double over Southampton since the 2016-2017 season.
The visitors will be without some key men though. Midfielder Thomas Partey and fullback Kieran Tierney are out injured, as is Takehiro Tomiyasu. They will have Alexandre Lacazette leading the line, and the forward enjoys playing against Southampton. He has claimed five goals and two assists in his last six Premier League appearances against the Saints.