Arsenal have gotten off to a solid, if unspectacular, start to their Premier League campaign.
Southampton, back in the top flight after a seven-year absence that took them as low as the third tier of English football before back-to-back promotions brought them back into the big time, are yet earn a point in their first three games this season.
And yet, Saturday's match at the Emirates Stadium is by no means a formality for the Gunners.
Arsene Wenger's side are yet to concede a goal, but it took them until their last match, a 2-0 win at Liverpool, to hit the back of the net.
Nigel Adkins's Saints, meanwhile, can count themselves unfortunate to lose 3-2 to both Manchester clubs, although a 2-0 home defeat to Wigan will have set alarm bells ringing at St Mary's.
Here is a look at the head-to-head record between these two clubs, their recent results against each other and the team news for both sides.