SOU vs ARS
Bednarek wants more from best scoring season
Defender not finished yet after hitting four goals for the campaign.
Audio description highlights: Saints 1-0 Arsenal
Highlights from the Premier League match at St Mary's, with audio description.
Forever Saint award: The Wallace brothers
Danny, Rod and Ray honoured during half-time of the game against Arsenal.
Highlights: Saints 1-0 Arsenal
Extended action from a memorable win at St Mary's.
Video: Bednarek on bouncing back
Defender reflects on stubborn display to overcome Arsenal.
Bednarek lauds "outstanding" Forster
Match-winner praises man-of-the-match display from inspired goalkeeper.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Arsenal victory
The boss reflects on a gritty performance.
Hasenhüttl praises gritty Saints display
The boss reflects on Arsenal victory.
Saints bounce back in style
Forster frustrates Arsenal as first-half Bednarek strike dents Gunners' top-four hopes.
SAINTS: Green-themed programme on sale now
The matchday publication has an eco-friendly overhaul this weekend.
Matchday Information: Saints vs Arsenal
Essential information for tomorrow's Premier League clash at St Mary’s.
Tactical Watch: Closing the centre
Sam Tighe analyses where Saturday's clash will be won and lost.
Classic Match: Hasenhüttl's instant impact
The boss ended Arsenal's 22-match unbeaten run in his first home game in charge.
Hasenhüttl: We want to show a different face
Manager looking for a reaction to Chelsea defeat.
Press Conference Part Two: Hasenhüttl on Arsenal
The concluding part of the manager's pre-match media address.
Limited 2021/22 Hospitality remaining
Act fast with only a few hospitality packages remaining this season.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl assesses Arsenal
Watch the manager's pre-match media address.
Clean bill of health ahead of Arsenal
The boss provides a positive fitness update.
Classic Match: Mané scores from impossible angle
Saints started 2015 with a bang to gun down Arsenal on New Year's Day.
SOU vs ARS As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints dent Arsenal's hopes of a top four finish
- Jan Bednarek's goal just before the break the difference
- Fraser Forster produced a stunning performance for Saints
- Martinelli, Saka and Smith Rowe all denied by the Saints stopper
REPORT: Southampton 1-0 Arsenal
Click here to read how a memorable afternoon unfolded at St Mary's.17.12
FULL TIME: Southampton 1-0 Arsenal
WHAT A WIN! Saints have done it. A dogged performance earns a much-needed three points, with Jan Bednarek's first half strike enough to claim all three points and dent Arsenal's hopes of a top four finish. Ralph Hasenhüttl's side were up against it after the break, but defended valiantly to secure the win. COME ON!16.53
Yellow Card for Shane Long (Southampton)
Longy is booked for delaying an Arsenal free-kick from being taken.
Martinelli blazes high and wide
Arsenal can't break down the hosts, forcing Martinelli to try his luck from 20 yards, but it's into row z with time running out.
Almost a Prowsey special
The captain's free-kick from the edge of the box is whipped towards goal, but Ramsdale parries the strike away.
Southampton substitution: Tino Livramento replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi
A final change of the afternoon. Well played, Moi 👏
Yellow Card for Benjamin White (Arsenal)
A yellow for the Arsenal defender, following a cynical foul on Elyounoussi.
Hold on, Saints fans 😅
We'll have five additional minutes to play.
Xhaka calls Forster into action
Having had his first shot blocked, the midfielder tries his luck once again from 20 yards, but a strong left-hand from Forster pushes the ball away from danger.
Southampton substitution: Nathan Redmond replaces Stuart Armstrong
Well played, Stu 😇
A long spell of possession eventually leads to a shot from an acute angle, but Forster is perfectly positioned to parry away Saka's strike.
A world class stop ⛔️
That's three sensational saves from Forster now. Arsenal will wonder how they haven't beaten the Saints stopper this afternoon.
Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Armando Broja
Good shift, Armando 👏
Unbelievable save, Fraser! 😱
Smith Rowe's volley from 12 yards looks destined for the back of the net, but Forster somehow claws the ball out for a corner. Sensational stop!
Pepe off target with acrobatic effort
Xhaka's cross is slightly behind Pepe in the middle, but the substitute manages to fire an acrobatic volley just wide of Forster's goal.
Digging in 😤
Arteta's side are keeping the pressure on in search of an equaliser, but Saints are standing tall as the game ticks into the final 20 minutes.
Arsenal substitution: Nicolas Pépé replaces Nuno Albertino Varela Tavares
A second swap for Arsenal.
Saka flashes just wide
That had Forster scrambling... Saka cuts in from the right wing and looks to pick out the far corner, but his well-hit strike is just wide with Forster at full-stretch.
Standing firm 💪
The Gunners are ramping up the pressure, with a series of crosses into the box, but the hosts are so far up to the challenge, with Bednarek, Valery and Lyanco working well in the middle of defence.
Arsenal substitution: Emile Smith Rowe replaces Cédric Ricardo Alves Soares
A first change for the visitors, as the former Saint is withdrawn.
Nketiah flicks wide
Cédric delivers a dangerous ball into the box that finds Nketiah at the near post, but his clever flick drifts a yard wide of the far post.
Yellow Card for Armando Broja (Southampton)
The striker becomes the first player in the book, for a late challenge on White.
Tavares blazes over
With Saints sitting deep, Tavares once again tries his luck from range, but his attempt flies well over Forster's crossbar.
Arsenal search for a quick response
Tavares tries his luck from 20 yards, but his strike comes off of Lyanco's head for a corner.
Back under way 👊
The second half begins as Saints look to preserve their lead.
HALF TIME: Southampton 1-0 Arsenal
The perfect time to score! Saints have the lead at the break courtesy of Jan Bednarek's strike on 44 minutes. Arsenal will feel they enjoyed the better of the half, with Forster brilliantly denying both Martinelli and Saka, but it's the hosts who lead at the halfway stage.
JAN THE MAN! 🙌
We have the opener! Saints have enjoyed a good spell of possession in the last few minutes and now have the lead. With Arsenal only half clearing their lines from a corner, Elyounoussi squares the ball for Bednarek to fire into the roof of the net. Get in!
Jan Bednarek (44’) | 1 – 0
Better from Saints
Hasenhüttl's side enjoy some territory deep in the Arsenal half, but Ramsdale eventually collects Kyle Walker-Peters's deflected cross.
Cédric struggling on St Mary's return
Facing his former club, Cédric has twice in quick succession fired a wide free-kick straight out for a goal kick, much to the enjoyment of the home faithful.
Tavares chopped down
A chance for Arsenal to swing a dangerous ball into the box, as Valery fouls Tavares in between the corner flag and box, close to the byline.
Saints frustrate the visitors
The Gunners are continuing to see a lot of the ball at St Mary's, but the hosts are doing a good job of containing Arsenal's attack.
Armstrong tests Ramsdale
A long throw from Bednarek falls nicely for Stu Armstrong to hit first-time, but his left-footed attempt from 12 yards is smothered by Ramsdale.
Gunners growing in confidence 📈
The visitors are enjoying a good spell here at St Mary's, with Mikel Arteta's side sensing an opener could be on the cards.
Take a bow, Fras 👏
Arsenal intercept a pass from Valery and set Martinelli through on the right, who in turn picks out Saka at the back post, but Forster somehow gets a hand to the England international's effort and tips it over the bar. Some save!
Back in action 💪
Lyanco is back playing his first match since February.
Appeals for handball
Perraud drives forward and lets fly from 20 yards with his effort deflecting off of Martinelli. The left-back is appealing for handball, but a corner it is...
Martinelli goes close
A first save of the day from Forster, who gets down to his right brilliantly to parry away Martinelli's low shot after the Brazilian cut in from the right wing.
Almost an opening 😱
Broja does brilliantly to beat White and race into the box along the byline, but his ball across the box narrowly evades Elyounoussi in the middle and is hacked clear.
Some early Arsenal pressure
The visitors are first on the front foot, as Bednarek is forced to head Nketiah's cross behind for a corner.
COME ON SAINTS! 🔴⚪️
We're under way at St Mary's. Come on, lads!
Almost that time... ⏱
The teams are out at St Mary's, bathed in sunshine ahead of an afternoon of Premier League action!14.56
Lyanco is BACK 👊14.28
Arsenal line-up confirmed
Starting XI: Ramsdale, Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Xhaka, Lokonga, Odegaard, Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.
Subs: Lend, Holding, Ogungbo, Swanson, Elneny, Azeez, Smith Rowe, Hutchkinson, Pepe.14.07
Saints line-up confirmed 😇
Starting XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Valery, Lyanco, Bednarek, Perraud, Romeu, Ward-Prowse [c], S. Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Broja
Subs: Caballero, Livramento, Salisu, Stephens, Remond, Tella, Adams, Long, A. Armstrong.14.00
MATCH PACK: Saints vs Arsenal
Get up to speed ahead of this afternoon's clash at St Mary's with our March Pack.12.56
I think you’re going to see two teams that are hurting because we are hurting after we lost the last two games, and we want to perform and win. I’m sure that after their home defeat they had they will want to do the same."mikel artetaon southampton challenge
FA CUP VICTORY 🏆 | Southampton 1-0 Arsenal
It was a great occasion when Arsenal visited St Mary's in January 2021, claiming a 1-0 victory in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup.12.13
St Mary's Saturdays 😇
It's a glorious day in SO14 as Southampton host Arsenal in the Premier League. It's been a difficult couple of weeks for both Ralph Hasenhüttl and Mikel Arteta's sides and victory in SO14 could prove vital for their season hopes. Arsenal could rise to fourth in the league standings with victory over Saints, with Saints still seeking that top ten finish. Come on you Saints!11.14
SOU vs ARS Line Ups
Fraser Forster (GK)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Armando BrojaShane Long (74′)
Stuart ArmstrongNathan Redmond (82′)
Mohamed ElyounoussiValentino Livramento (92′)
Aaron Ramsdale (GK)
Cédric SoaresEmile Smith Rowe (60′)
Nuno TavaresNicolas Pépé (70′)
Albert Sambi Lokonga
Martin Ødegaard (C)
Emile Smith Rowe
SOU vs ARS Match Stats
Shots on target36