On Saturday, September 15, Arsenal will look to continue its winning ways as they face off against Southampton. It will be the fourth game of the EPL season for both teams, and both will be looking for some momentum.
Arsenal is currently in eighth place in the Premier League with one win and two draws. Southampton, on the other hand, still has no wins in its first three games and sits in last place. Strangely, Southampton has outscored Arsenal 4-2.
It's still very early in the season, but neither team wants to fall too far behind. Especially for Southampton, it is important to come out with a win in this game.
Here are the details on when and where you can catch the game.
Time: 10:00 am
Live Stream: http://watchpremierleague.net/
TV: Sportsnet World Plus
Always a danger, Arsenal has the advantage going into Saturday's game. Although they were held scoreless in their first two games, Arsenal will be looking to build on the 2-0 win they had against Liverpool on September 2.
It looks like Arsenal could be without midfielder Abou Diaby as he is dealing with a small injury. Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger had this to say about the injury, (from goal.com)
[The injury] doesn't seem serious to me at all. He has a small chance of playing on Saturday.
Although Arsenal has had trouble putting the ball in the net, they have been excellent at keeping it out of theirs as they have not allowed a goal in their three games.
If Arsenal can continue playing strong defense, they should have no problem dealing with Southampton.
Quite simply, this is a must-win for Southampton. Having no players out with injuries, they have no excuses.
Being the only team in the EPL not to have at least one point, it's important for them to at least come out with a draw. That will at least get them one point which could potentially pull them even with QPR, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Reading.
Southampton looked like they had the win against Manchester United two Sundays ago, but blew two leads on way to a 3-2 loss. It's clear that Southampton can score goals. They just need to figure out how to hold leads.
Southampton will put up a fight, but Arsenal's talent will be too much for them. They will find a way to score against Arsenal, but it won't be enough. Arsenal will find its scoring touch and a way to take advantage of Southampton's weaknesses and win.