Munititions stockpile keep on wheezing their way towards Europa League capability with a Premier League diversion at home to Southampton.
With seven amusements still to go Arsene Wenger’s men are well and really out of the running for a Champions League put.
Goodness for the days when a best four complete and a ticket to Europe’s best table was scarcely deserving of note.
As it seems to be, a week ago’s difficult 3-0 triumph over Stoke at the Emirates did minimal more than keep the Gunners in front of Burnley in the race for 6th.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got twice – one a punishment – with the returning Alexandre Lacazette including one of his own from the spot.
It’s not all fate and misery however, with the outcome coordinating Arsenal’s past home execution against Watford.
Furthermore, with five indicates the hole unwell Chelsea in fifth, they have a London opponent to upgrade in a finish of-season fillip.
That is whether they can continue hanging the outcomes together before their occasions.
Southampton are in a genuine wreckage at the base.
Last Saturday proclaimed the beginning of Mark Hughes’ rule as manager with a 3-0 overcome at West Ham.
A sorry new director ricochet, at that point.
Yet, kid do they require it having won once, against bound West Brom, in 18 amusements extending back to November.
The Saints are two focuses hapless of wellbeing, yet with a diversion close by on Crystal Palace and Huddersfield promptly above them.
Also, they should act quickly to capture the decay or face a spell back in the second level of English football.
Armory group and damage news
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are both discounted of this one by damage.
Southampton group and damage news
Southampton have little to report by method for wounds, so in any event they make them thing to be certain about.
15:15 (SAST) at Emirates Stadium.
EPL shape (latest outcome first)
Arms stockpile: WWLLL
Chief League straight on record
Arms stockpile wins: 20
Southampton wins: 6
Arms stockpile win: 8/15
Southampton win: 5/1