Arsenal vs. Southampton: Key Matchups and Tactics to Look for

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Arsenal vs. Southampton: Key Matchups and Tactics to Look for
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After a two-week break to finish filling the field of 32 countries for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Premier League gets back underway on Saturday.

The best game of the weekend looks to be at the Emirates Stadium when first-placed Arsenal host third-placed Southampton.

Southampton will be looking to extend their Premier League best eight-game unbeaten streak—a win could take the Saints to the top of the table.

Arsenal currently have a two-point lead over second-placed Liverpool and will be looking to rebound after that loss to Manchester United.

There are a number of key matchups to look for in what should be a scintillating game. Here's a look at the possible tactics and matchups Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino will look to employ.

 

All stats from WhoScored.com unless otherwise noted.

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