Arsenal will hope to get back to winning ways after the latest international break when they face Southampton on Saturday afternoon at the Emirates stadium.
Unai Emery’s men were dealt with another blow when they were defeated at Leicester City. As a result, they are now eight points behind the top four.
On Saturday, they will face a Southampton side who are struggling near the bottom of the table and their away form isn’t that good.
However, the Gunners cannot take them lightly due to their own ineptness at the back and the ability to drop unnecessary points.
In terms of team news, Emery is contemplating the possibility of starting former captain Granit Xhaka for this game. Other than that, he has an almost fully fit squad to pick his XI from.
Here’s how we think the Spaniard may line his team up on Saturday afternoon:
GK - Bernd Leno
He is Arsenal’s number one keeper and a certainty to start for Emery’s side.
RWB - Hector Bellerin
Emery is expected to stick with three at the back system, meaning Bellerin would start as a right wing-back.
CB - Calum Chambers
He did well at right-back before Bellerin’s comeback. The manager could now use him as a wide centre-back in a back three.
CB - David Luiz
He is Arsenal’s main defender at the moment and is a certainty to start against Southampton.
CB - Sokratis
Rob Holding really struggled against Leicester in every possible way. Sokratis should replace him for this game.
LWB - Kieran Tierney
The Scot is likely to start with Sead Kolasinac ruled out of the game against the Saints.
CM - Lucas Torreira
Torreira has been doing reasonably well despite being played in different positions across the midfield. He should start as a central midfielder on Saturday.
CM - Matteo Guendouzi
Aside from the Leicester game, the youngster has had a good start to the season. He is one of the certainties to start against Southampton.
CAM - Mesut Ozil
Former Germany international Mesut Ozil has been doing well since he came back into the team. He should start as the number 10 on Saturday.
ST - Alexandre Lacazette
The Frenchman hasn’t been at his best since returning from injury. He is still likely to start as one of the strikers on Saturday and he’ll be out to find the back of the net once again.
ST - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
He is Arsenal’s leading man, and probably one of the first names on the team sheet after being named club captain.