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Head to Head
Premier League (EPL) 23 Nov 2013 Arsenal FC 2 – Southampton 0
Premier League (EPL) 1 Jan 2013 Southampton 1 – Arsenal FC 1
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18 Jan 2014 Sunderland 2 – Southampton 2 EPL
11 Jan 2014 Southampton 1 – West Bromwich Albion 0 EPL
4 Jan 2014 Southampton 4 – Burnley 3 FA
1 Jan 2014 Southampton 0 – Chelsea FC 3 EPL
24 Jan 2014 Arsenal FC 4 – Coventry 0 FA
18 Jan 2014 Arsenal FC 2 – Fulham 0 EPL
13 Jan 2014 Aston Villa 1 – Arsenal FC 2 EPL
4 Jan 2014 Arsenal FC 2 – Tottenham 0 FA
1 Jan 2014 Arsenal FC 2 – Cardiff 0 EPL
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).
Arsenal have hit the target with 53% of their shots this season, the best accuracy rate in the Barclays Premier League.
The Gunners have scored more headed goals (9) than any other team in the top division; these goals have come from seven different players.
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.
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).
Since their return to the top flight, Saints have played Arsenal three times and the Gunners have not picked up a single card in those matches.
Jack Wilshere has scored (one) or assisted (three) four of Arsenal’s last five Premier League goals.
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).
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.
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.
Southampton 1 v 2 Arsenal
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Note: Stats from Opta