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After a last minute victory over Burnley in the Premier League, Arsenal are back in action this week as they face a trip to the St Mary’s to face a Southampton side that are fresh from a semi-final victory over Liverpool in the League Cup. The Gunners are expected to take the FA Cup seriously but Wenger might ring in the changes for this game to give a couple of fringe players a chance to impress ahead of the business end of the season. A tie can take this game to a second leg which neither team would prefer, and this might make for an exciting contest this weekend.
The Gunners are still without the services of the likes of Santi Cazorla, Per Mertesacker, Mathieu Debuchy, Mohamed Elneny and Yaya Sanogo who are all absent. Midfielder Granit Xhaka is out suspended and will be the only other player missing this game for the Gunners.
Here is the predicted lineup that Wenger might field for this game: