SOU vs ARS
Audio description highlights: Saints 1-1 Arsenal
Highlights from the Premier League clash, with audio description.
Video: Access all areas against Arsenal
A unique look at Saints' draw with Arsenal.
Extended Highlights: Saints 1-1 Arsenal
A look at Sunday's entertaining draw at St Mary's.
Gallery: Saints 1-1 Arsenal
The best action pictures from Sunday's encounter.
Highlights: Saints 1-1 Arsenal
How Saints earned a point against the league leaders.
Video: Elyounoussi hails Saints' courage
Norwegian reacts to crucial assist in Arsenal draw.
Elyounoussi: We showed character
Goal creator hails Saints' courage after denying Arsenal victory.
Hasenhüttl: The belief was there
The boss reacts to the draw with Arsenal
Video: Hasenhüttl on spirited point
The manager reacts to point at St Mary's
Saints fight back to hold Arsenal
League leaders denied victory for only the second time this season at St Mary's.
SAINTS: Aribo stars in Arsenal programme
Summer signing speaks in feature interview inside the matchday publication.
Tactical Watch: Full-backs set for intense examination
Sam Tighe looks ahead to Saints' meeting with the league leaders.
Match Pack: Saints vs Arsenal
The stats and facts ahead of Sunday's meeting.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on Arsenal challenge
The second part of Friday's press conference.
Matchday Information: Saints vs Arsenal
All that's happening in and round St Mary's.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Arsenal clash
Hear from the boss ahead of Sunday's match.
Saints supporting Rainbow Laces campaign
Premier League and its clubs celebrating equality over next two match rounds.
Join the Antti Niemi Q&A and claim a free scarf with eToro
Finnish stopper to be at St Mary's on Sunday.
Lavia returns but Walker-Peters ruled out
Full team news ahead of Arsenal's visit to St Mary's
Classic Match: Saints hit four on Boxing Day
Arsenal were put to the sword by an electrifying Saints display in 2015.
Arsenal tickets on ticket exchange
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Hospitality on sale for West Ham and Arsenal
Experience a Premier League matchday in style at St Mary's.
SOU vs ARS As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints hold the league leaders at St Mary's
- Granit Xhaka had given Arsenal the lead in the 11th minute
- The hosts rallied and equalised through Stuart Armstrong after the break
- Ralph Hasenhüttl's side now three unbeaten in the Premier League
FULL TIME: Saints 1-1 Arsenal
What a second half from Ralph Hasenhüttl's side. Trailing at the break to Granit Xhaka's strike, the hosts rallied after the restart and deservedly drew level when Stuart Armstrong rounded off a flowing team move. Saints enjoyed the better of the game after drawing level, but settled for a point to move three unbeaten in the Premier League.
Yellow Card for Lyanco Vojnovic (Southampton)
The defender is fouled, but is shown a yellow card for his reaction to Nketiah's foul.
Into five minutes of stoppage time ⏱
Into the closing stages we go.
Yellow Card for Theo Walcott (Southampton)
The substitute goes into the book for simulation.
Corner for Saints 🎯
JWP strides over to take it, after receiving an ovation from The Chapel Stand.
Arsenal substitution: Fábio Daniel Ferreira Vieira replaces Martin Ødegaard
A further change for the visitors, as their captain is replaced.
Into the final 🔟
This game could go either way at St Mary's, with both sides looking for a winner in the closing stages.
Southampton substitution: Samuel Edozie replaces Stuart Armstrong
Saints' goal scorer is off, with Edozie on in his place.
Arsenal think they've retaken the lead...
Tierney's pull back from the byline is dispatched by Ødegaard, but the linesman's flag is up as the ball crept out of play for a goal kick before Tierney could connect.
Southampton substitution: Theo Walcott replaces Adam Armstrong
The second change sees Walcott come on against his former club.
Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Joe Aribo
A double switch from the hosts now, with Adams replacing Aribo up top.
Arsenal substitution: Kieran Tierney replaces Ben White
The second switch made by Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal substitution: Eddie Nketiah replaces Gabriel Teodoro Martinelli Silva
The first of two changes for Arsenal with 20 minutes remaining.
Aribo goes close 😮
Perraud's cut back finds Aribo who takes a touch to make a yard of space, but his low shot through a crowd of bodies is just about held by Ramsdale.
The pressure continues 👊
Backed by some raucous home support, Saints are all over Arsenal at the moment.
It's all square! What a goal from Saints. Perraud fires the ball out wide to Elyounoussi in acres of space, who drives towards the box before sliding in Stu, who coolly slots past Ramsdale to lift the roof off at St Mary's!
Stuart Armstrong (64’) | 1 – 1
At 1-0, this is far from done and dusted. The Gunners have struggled to get going since the restart, with Saints on the front foot.
Sensational, Moi 👏
That is a goal-saving tackle from Elyounoussi. Jesus looks to be clean through on goal, but as the Brazilian prepares to shoot, the Norwegian slides in with a stunning tackle to get a toe to the ball.
Almost a tap in for Moi 😱
It's a bright start to the half from Saints. Perraud's cross from the left almost finds Elyounoussi at the back post, but he's a stud's width away from connecting.
Gabriel requires treatment
Arsenal clear their lines at a corner, but Gabriel stays down inside the six-yard box and needs treatment for a head injury.
Saints move to three at the back
Lyanco, Ćaleta-Car and Salisu are now a back three, with Elyounoussi and Perraud acting as wing-backs in a bid to get back into this one.
Perraud powers wide
An early attack in the second half from Saints, as Salisu's long throw falls to Perraud 20 yards out, but his strike is a couple of yards wide.
Play resumes ▶️
The second half begins at St Mary's. Come on, lads!
HALF TIME: Saints 0-1 Arsenal
The league leaders lead at St Mary's. Granit Xhaka opened the scoring on 11 minutes after a bright start from the visitors, dispatching Ben White's cross. Ralph Hasenhüttl's side have struggled to trouble the Gunners and will need to improve in the second half.
Two minutes of additional time ⏱
Into stoppage time at the end of the half.
Bazunu denies Jesus
It's another good stop from the Irishman, who positions himself perfectly to parry Jesus's shot down into the ground from 12 yards.
Arsenal weather the storm ⛈
Arteta's side are back on the front foot after absorbing Saints' promising spell, with Martinelli seeing a shot from the edge of the box deflect just wide.
A good spell for Saints 💪
The hosts have spent the entirety of the last five minutes in Arsenal's half with a series of corners and crosses into the box, but Ramsdale remains untested between the sticks.
The corners keep coming...
Arsenal are defending Ward-Prowse's deliveries well, but can't clear their lines properly.
Pressure from Saints
A succession of corners from the hosts, with Ward-Prowse looking to threaten with his delivery.
Yellow Card for Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
Not a good look for the Arsenal number seven, who throws himself to the floor looking for a free-kick on the edge of the box, with the referee booking Saka for simulation.
Jesus into the side netting 😬
Arsenal win the ball on the halfway line and Ødegaard's quick ball sets Jesus running into the box, with his strike blasting into the side netting from a tight angle.
20 minutes gone... ⏳
It's been a difficult start for Saints at St Mary's, but there's a lot of football left to play.
Visitors in control
After a lively start, the opening goal has cemented Arsenal's monopoly on possession. Saints are struggling to venture into the Gunners' half at the moment.
Jesus wants a penalty...
The Brazilian goes down in the box after a coming together with Ćaleta-Car, sparking wild appeals from the Arsenal players, but referee Robert Jones signals to play on.
The Gunners strike
It's been coming for the visitors, who have the lead at St Mary's. White's cross from the right perfectly spots the run of Xhaka from midfield, who expertly dispatches the ball into the roof of the net from 12 yards.
Granit Xhaka (10’) | 0 – 1
Ødegaard shoots wide
It's a great opening for the visitors as their captain has time to shoot from the edge of the box, but his left-footed effort is dragged a yard or two wide.
Brilliant, Bazunu 👏
Salisu stops Jesus getting a shot off on goal but the ball falls nicely for Xhaka to hit first time, but Bazunu blocks the strike with his legs at his near post.
Lyanco fires at goal
Space opens up in front of Lyanco who latches onto Stuart Armstrong's cross-field ball, but his driven shot from 25 yards is a comfortable one for Ramsdale.
Saka sends in a dangerous cross
A dangerous in-swinging cross comes in from the right courtesy of Saka, but a stretching Gabriel can't apply a finishing touch and it flashes wide for a goal kick.
Saints line-up 4-2-2-2 🧮
It's a familiar shape for Saints, with Lyanco in an unfamiliar right-back role.
Linesman's flag is up
Jesus brings a smart early save from Bazunu with a strike from the left-hand side of the box, but the striker is flagged offside after the Irishman makes the save.
Up and running at St Mary's! 👊
We're under way in SO14. A big 90 minutes ahead... COYR!
A familiar face 😇
Recognise this legend? Former Saints goalkeeper Antti Niemi is a special guest at today's game!13.42
Looking to build the momentum 📈
Take a look back at Saints' latest victory on the road at Bournemouth in midweek, which lifted the team away from the bottom three of the Premier League ahead of today's showdown.13.39
he has a little bit of hamstring problems and was not fully-fit the last days. we are not taking any risks because we don't want to lose him."ralph hasenhüttlon the absence of ché adams from the starting xi
Three changes for Saints 🔄
Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl has made three changes to his starting line-up from Wednesday's win at Bournemouth - all enforced. Kyle Walker-Peters is out with a hamstring injury, Ainsley Maitland-Niles is ineligible against his parent club and midweek match-winner Ché Adams has been struggling with a muscle problem. Lyanco, Ibrahima Diallo and Stuart Armstrong come into the side.13.07
Arsenal team confirmed
Starting XI: Ramsdale, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu, Ødegaard, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.
Subs: Turner, Holding, Cédric, Tierney, Lokonga, Vieira, Nelson, Marquinhos, Nketiah.13.04
Southampton team confirmed 😇
Starting XI: Bazunu, Ćaleta-Car, Lyanco, Salisu, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Diallo, Perraud, S. Armstrong, A. Armstrong, Aribo.
Subs: McCarthy, Larios, Payne, Finnigan, Djenepo, Edozie, Walcott, Mara, Adams.
Happy memories against the Gunners 💭
It was a good day against Arsenal last time they visited St Mary's back in April, as Saints prevailed with a 1-0 victory thanks to some inspired goalkeeping from Fraser Forster.12.36
Get in the matchday mood! 📋
Check out our in-depth Match Preview for all the key pre-match information, team news, facts and stats ahead of kick-off.12.09
One hour until team news...
Who would you like to see in the Saints starting XI today? We'll have news of both line-ups at 1pm BST.12.00
Mané madness 🤯
It was on New Year's Day 2015 that Sadio Mané produced this sublime finish from the tightest of angles, as Saints ran out 2-0 winners over Arsenal at St Mary's.11.30
Saints suffer Walker-Peters setback
Check out the latest Saints team news ahead of today's game, including a setback for World Cup hopeful Kyle Walker-Peters.11.01
i think it was an important win for us, no question. it lifts us above the line. in the last two games we have been more successful - this is the positive thing. the negative thing is we have another big injury that costs us a player for a long time out."ralph hasenhüttlon wednesday's victory at bournemouth
The boss looks to the challenge ahead 🎙
Ralph Hasenhüttl answered questions from the media at Staplewood on Friday morning, previewing today's game and the challenge of facing the Premier League leaders.10.56
We're back 🏡
It's the end of a busy week of Premier League action, as Southampton face their third game in seven days. It's been a productive period so far, taking four points from the previous two matches, but today represents a sterner test against table-topping Arsenal. Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary...10.51
SOU vs ARS Line Ups
Gavin Bazunu (GK)
Stuart ArmstrongSamuel Edozie (80′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Adam ArmstrongTheo Walcott (73′)
Joe AriboChe Adams (73′)
Aaron Ramsdale (GK)
Ben WhiteKieran Tierney (72′)
Martin Ødegaard (C)Fábio Vieira (83′)
Gabriel MartinelliEddie Nketiah (71′)
Albert Sambi Lokonga
SOU vs ARS Match Stats
Head to Head Stats
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