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PREVIEW: Arsenal - Southampton team news, stats, how to watch Premier League on TV and stream online

Here’s all the information you need to know as Southampton visit Arsenal in game 16 of the 2021-22 Premier League season

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NHOW TO WATCH, STREAM ARSENAL VS SOUTHAMPTON AND OTHER PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES:

Date/time: 11/12/2021, 15:00 (UK), 10:00 ET, 07:00 PT (USA)

Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, UK

How to watch Arsenal vs Southampton on TV

UK: No broadcast

USA: NBCSN

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How to legally stream Arsenal vs Southampton online

UK: No broadcast

USA: NBCSN

Canada: DAZN (Watch EVERY Saints match in Canada with a high-quality, legal stream with DAZN. Click here to start your free DAZN trial to watch Premier League soccer)

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Southampton sign former Chelsea and Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero


Arsenal vs Southampton team news

Southampton were forced into signing veteran goalkeeper Willy Caballero, previously of Chelsea and Manchester City, following the injuries of Saints’ two senior goalkeepers Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster.

It’s expected that the 40-year-old will make his Southampton debut this afternoon.

Elsewhere for the Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints, Oriol Romeu and Mohamed Salisu are both suspended. In terms of injuries, Stuart Armstrong is also confirmed out, while Jan Bednarek and Che Adams could feature after recent knocks.

Today’s hosts Arsenal are sweating on the fitness of Emile Smith Rowe, who has been one of the Gunners’ key attacking players so far this season.

Gabriel Martinelli is expected to be available despite being substituted for a hamstring injury away at Everton last week.


Arsenal vs Southampton pre-match stats

Head-to-head

  • Arsenal have gone 26 home league games without defeat against Southampton. Their longest unbeaten home run against a single team in the top flight is 27 matches, against Fulham until 1949 and Manchester City ending in 2012.
  • Southampton’s sequence of 22 winless Premier League matches at Arsenal is the longest by any club away from home in the competition’s history.
  • Saints have won just two of the 44 away league fixtures, with their last triumph coming in 1987 at Highbury.

Arsenal

  • Arsenal have lost consecutive Premier League matches when scoring the opening goal for the first time in five years.
  • However, they are striving to win four successive home league games for the first time in more than a year.
  • Mikel Arteta’s side could triumph in three league fixtures at the Emirates without conceding for the first time since October 2017.
  • The Gunners have won seven of their past eight home matches in all competitions.
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in their past 27 Premier League home games kicking off at 3pm on a Saturday.
  • They have won only three of their 17 most recent league fixtures in December.
  • Arteta is unbeaten in all eight Premier League matches as a player and manager against Southampton.
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has gone six consecutive league appearances without scoring for the first time since a run of 14 for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga from February to August 2014. He has failed with his past 16 attempts on goal.
  • Martin Odegaard can score in three successive top-flight appearances for the first time.

Southampton

  • Southampton have dropped 71 points from winning points since Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first game in charge in December 2018 - 15 more than any other Premier League team.
  • All three of their league wins this season were by a 1-0 scoreline. They have failed to score in the second half in the past six matches.
  • Saints have lost 14 league away fixtures in 2021, their highest tally in a calendar year for 17 years.
  • Southampton have conceded 47 away goals in 2021, already matching the Premier League record in a single year.
  • They have suffered an unrivalled 20 Premier League defeats in 2021.
  • Southampton are one short of 1,000 away league defeats in the top four divisions.
  • Hasenhuttl’s first victory as Southampton boss was 3-2 against Arsenal in December 2018.

Stats via BBC Sport.