Arsenal have lost back-to-back games for the first time since August, with the Gunners falling to seventh in the table after their last loss.
Mikel Arteta will be hopeful his side can get back on their way to victory after being criticized for the Gunners’ recent performances, especially after their loss to a struggling Everton side on Monday.
Club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has come under fire for his recent performances, with the Gabon striker failing to score in his last six appearances for the Gunners.
Arsenal are boosted by Emile Smith Rowe’s return to the Gunners squad this weekend after Arteta confirmed the 21-year-old took part in training ahead of the weekend.
Nicolas Pepe was recently excluded from the squad, but doubts about the fitness of Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli could see the Ivorian return to the squad of the day for the game against Southampton.
So which line-up will Arteta select? And what could be the final score?
We used FIFA 22 to get a score prediction for Arsenal against Southampton on Saturday and that’s what happened …
Arsenal v Southampton score predicted by simulation
We used kickoff mode in FIFA 22, but didn’t select a team to control, then we selected the teams and watched the match unfold on its own, to give us a score prediction.
We anticipate that Arsenal could settle into a 4-2-3-1 formation, with their lineup as follows: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang.
We anticipate Southampton could move into a 4-4-2 formation, with their lineup as follows: Caballero; Livramento, Stephens, Lyanco, Walker-Peters; Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Tella; Broja, Adams.
Arsenal got off to a good start and dominated the early stages of the game as Smith Rowe and Saka caused problems in the wings, catching several delays in the opening 15 minutes.
Aubameyang shattered his drought of goals by putting the hosts 1-0 with a brilliant finish past Caballero into the Saints’ net.
Arsenal took the lead in the second half, but it wasn’t for long that Che Adams equalized the score just five minutes after the break.
James Ward-Prowse regained possession in midfield and lobbed the ball over Arsenal’s defense for the Scottish striker to grab onto before passing the ball to Ramsdale to bring the score to 1- 1 at the Emirates Stadium.
Arteta responded to the equalizer with a double substitution as Nicolas Pepe replaced Saka on the right wing, while Albert Sambi Lokonga replaced Xhaka in midfield.
Arsenal hit the crossbar as Martin Odegaard’s long-range effort smashed the woodwork and came back into play, but no one in a red and white shirt was able to keep up with the rebound as the Saints cleared the ball out of the way. danger.
Aubameyang scored his second goal and Arsenal’s in the 65th minute with a brilliant header at the back post from Emile Smith Rowe’s corner.
The Gabon striker soared above Jack Stephens and Kyle Walker-Peters, meeting Smith Rowe’s looping cross in the air, before pushing his head into the ground and into the net to bring the score to 2-1.
Arteta replaced Smith Rowe for Martinelli after the goal, with the 21-year-old just getting back into shape, and the Brazilian winger was immediately involved in the action on the left.
Substitute Pepe sealed the win with a quick finish after Martinelli trailed off the left and brought the ball back through the Saints’ penalty area for the Ivorian to whip the ball past Caballero to bring the score to 3 -1.
Arsenal held on for all three points and a crucial win as they looked to regain their good form ahead of the busy winter spell, with a top-flight game against West Ham for the Gunners.
The Gunners still have a few issues to resolve, but their recall response has been better than in previous games against Man United and Everton.
FIFA 22 predicted final score: Arsenal 3-1 Southampton
Here are the stats for the full-time match.
FIFA 22 predict that Arsenal will have the quality to convincingly beat Southampton, but will fail to keep their clean sheet for the fourth game in a row.
Aubameyang’s return to form was timely as he scored twice, with Pepe coming off the bench to seal victory as the Gunners faced a strong West Ham side in the Premier League.
What do you think the final score will be? Let us know in the comments!