The month of December started off badly for Arsenal. The Gunners lost to Swansea City at home and were defeated against Olympiakos three days later. After a home win to West Bromwich, they lost on penalties to League Two side Bradford City.
Since then, Arsene Wenger's team have looked very sharp. They crushed Reading 5-2 at the Madejski Stadium before winning away to Wigan Athletic. And on Saturday, they scored seven times against Newcastle United after an amazing performance by Theo Walcott.
Walcott now has four goals and three assists in his last few games. The Englishman has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this season, but looked at home against Newcastle.
On Tuesday, Arsenal take on a Southampton side that tied Stoke City despite having a two-goal advantage at half-time.
Nigel Adkins' side threw away the three points at the Britannia Stadium, but looked good—especially for a side currently in the relegation zone. Southampton have lost just one of their last five home games so Arsenal may have problems when the two sides meet at St. Mary's.
Another great performance for Theo Walcott could prove the difference on Tuesday.