Southampton Vs Arsenal: Guesswork Starting XI And Team News

Morning, folks. Today sees us enter into the majesty of the FA Cup. Nostalgia. Sunday afternoons in front of Match Of The Day as a child. Jumpers for goalposts. Not having to pay f*cking bills and mortgages on items you own, yet somehow invariably end up owning you. Ahhh, to…

Monreal, Ozil, The Flame and Arteta; Bitterness in the Face of a Crippling… Errr…. Draw.

Morning folks. Before I get into my review of the game, I feel it’s best to start by complimenting our opponents. Arsenal were undeniably poor last night, but that shouldn’t be used as a way of describing the result when Southampton acquitted themselves admirably. From the kick-off, they hassled and…

Southampton (a): Team News, Thoughts and Predicted Starting XI

Morning, folks. At my gainful employment, I have the fortune to work with a father and son duo of Southampton fans. Unlike the Liverpool contingent there, both tend not to be rabid enthusiasts and blinded by their own allegiance. However, I always seem to find myself a touch more concerned…

Ozil, Szczesny, Giroud and the majestic dance of Artur Boruc.

Afternoon, one and all. Yesterday’s victory was a funny one. Not it the least because of Artur Boruc’s hilariously awful attempt at channeling the skill of Rivaldo when in possesion. It’s fair to say that Southampton’s keeper made a complete mug of himself, and a bigger gift we are unlikely…

Southampton at The Emirates: team news and predicted starting XI

Greetings. It’s a beautiful, crisp sunny day in Bristol. Boosted by the irregular occurrence of having an entire weekend to myself, I’m looking forward to watching the game today. With all the bizarre times fixtures are played these days in conjunction with the whim of money-bragging sponsors, there’s still nothing…

Gibbs, Flamini, Arsenal bias, Southampton and other bits of news.

Morning, folks. Me again, back again. I know you’re pleased to see/read me. Before we begin, I have a confession to make; I watched exactly zero of last night’s international football, and if there was a pop quiz regarding the events, I would fail it miserably. I’m not ashamed. My…

Theo, Sagna, Ramsey, Gervinho, January investment, and a woeful performance.

Afternoon folks. Everything was plodding along nicely. Talk of ineptitude and crisis had taken a welcome hiatus, and 4 wins from 4 saw Arsenal rise up the table. The team had taken the shame of a loss to Bradford and used it to improve. And then yesterday happens… I’m not…

Arsenal’s starting XI for the game against Southampton (match preview and round-up)

Happy new year folks! Like I’m sure many of you do – I feel like hammered sh*t today. On account of this, my preview is going to be short and sweet. Team news first: Per Mertesacker is considered likely to return to the squad having overcome a bout of illness…