Can Arsenal make it six from six in their return to Premier League action against Southampton?

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Well, after last night confidence in the red half of north London will be sky high ahead of the Gunner’s next game against Southampton on Sunday.

The victory over CSKA Moscow takes Arsenal up to five straight wins in all competitions and coming into the business end of the season, it’ll be paramount to keep that momentum up for our Europa League campaign.

As for Southampton, the strugglers come into this game without a Premier League win since early February when they played stranded West Brom.

That torrid run of form which included a 3-0 loss to relegation rivals West Ham last week leaves Mark Hughes’ side sitting in 18th, currently filling the last relegation spot.

However, even though the two sides come into this game with almost polar opposite form, Arsenal mustn’t go into Sunday’s game thinking its already won.

Of late, the Gunners haven’t quite had the best of times when playing Southampton with the meetings between the sides over the last three years producing three Saints win, three Arsenal wins and two draws.

Arsenal were also given a reminder of how hard we have to work for our points against Southampton earlier this season when they had to wait for an 88th minute Olivier Giroud equaliser to rescue a point at St. Mary’s.

But with this weekend’s game coming at The Emirates and off the back of such positive form, Arsenal should go into this game with confidence.

The club’s two main striking options have a sense of where the goal is with Alexandre Lacazette netting three in his first couple of games back from injury and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring five in his first six Arsenal games.

Also, with Mesut Ozil coming into the game having made three assists to top off a standout performance against CSKA Moscow behind them, the goals should flow freely on Sunday. Especially when you see Southampton have conceded six in their last two Premier League games and Arsenal have scored six.

However, one creator that Arsenal may be without is Henrikh Mkhitaryan who was forced off early in the Europa League with a knee problem. But with Aaron Ramsey coming into his own recently, Arsenal shouldn’t lack in midfield creativity.

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Art de Roche
Hi I’m Art and I’m currently studying Sports Journalism at the University of Gloucestershire. I support Arsenal and try to get down to the Emirates a few times each season hoping that we can finally win the Premier League again. But hopefully I write a bit more often than Arsenal win Premier Leagues!