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FA CUP PREVIEW: Southampton vs. Arsenal 2017: Start time, team news, stats, how to watch on TV and online

All the information you need as Southampton host Arsenal at St. Mary's in the FA Cup fourth round.

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Key Information:

Date/time: 28/01/2017, 17:30 (UK), 12:30 ET, 09:30 PT (USA)

Venue: St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton, UK

Official: TBC

TV: BT Sport 2 (UK), Fox Sports 2 (USA) and check out LiveSoccerTV for alternatives.

Streaming: BT Sport (UK), Fox Soccer 2GO (USA)

Radio: BBC Radio 5 Live (UK)


Fresh off their League Cup semi-finals success over Liverpool, Claude Puel’s Southampton will be hoping to overcome Arsenal on Saturday evening to find success in another cup competition—this time, the FA Cup.

Saints advanced through to the fourth round after netting a last-minute winner to defeat Norwich City 1-0 in their third round replay. Meanwhile, Arsenal reached this stage by defeating Championship side Preston North End 2-1 away from home.

Both teams will be missing key players. Injuries picked up over Southampton's last two matches means the trio of Virgil van Dijk, James Ward-Prowse and Jay Rodriguez all miss out on Saturday evening.

Arsenal are without the suspended Granit Xhaka after the midfielder was given a red card in their match against Burnley last week. Though, former Saints man Theo Walcott returns to the squad for Arsene Wenger's Gunners after recovering from a calf injury.


Stats Zone (via BBC Sport):

Southampton have kept clean sheets in four of their last five games against Arsenal in all competitions

This is the first FA Cup meeting between Arsenal and Southampton since the 2003 final, which the Gunners won 1-0 courtesy of a Robert Pires goal

Southampton have never beaten Arsenal in an FA Cup tie (semi-final in 1926/27, sixth round in 1978/79 and the final in 2002/03)

Southampton could become the first team to knock Arsenal out of both domestic cups in the same season since Manchester United in 1982/83

Arsenal have progressed from 16 of their 20 FA Cup fourth round ties under Arsene Wenger, losing only to Leeds (1996/97), Leicester (1999/2000), Bolton (2005/06) and Stoke (2009/10)

The Gunners have won their last five away FA Cup matches in a row - they have never won six consecutively in the competition's history

After losing back-to-back games against Everton and Man City, the Gunners have since gone six games unbeaten in all competitions (W5 D1)


Betting Odds:

Bet 365: Southampton: 5/2 - Draw: 5/2 - Arsenal: 6/5

Bet Victor: Southampton: 5/2 - Draw: 13/5 - Arsenal: 23/20


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