Southampton will need to be in top form if they are to stop Arsenal from getting a 10th win when they host them in the English Premier League.
The Saints are coming off a 1-0 win at Bournemouth, only their 3rd win of the season, leaving them in 15th.
Arsenal on the other hand are on a 8-game winning streak since their defeat to rivals Manchester United.
The Gunners remain atop the standings with 27 points, one ahead of second place Manchester City, after their 1-0 win at Leeds United.
The Saints sent a stark warning to Big 6 clubs when they beat Chelsea earlier this season, but they have now gone 7 top-flight games at home without a clean sheet.
This is also a revenge mission for Arsenal after they lost 1-0 at St. Mary’s in their last league meeting back in April.
This is the only the 3rd time Southampton are hosting an Arsenal side that is at the top of the table – the Saints are unbeaten in their 2 such games so far.
Can Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side cause an upset on Sunday? Make your predictions here.
What time does Southampton vs Arsenal start?
The game kicks off at 4pm Kenyan time at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton vs Arsenal team news
Kyle Walker-Peters is the latest injury concern for the hosts after limping off against Bournemouth.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles is not allowed to face his parent club but Mohamed Elyounoussi is set to start as wing-back.
Che Adams will maintain his starting role leading the attacking line as James Ward Prowse and Stuart Armstrong control the midfield.
For the visitors, Bukayo Saka seemed to pick up a calf injury in midweek but has not been ruled out of the side.
Gabriel Martinelli is set to return to the starting XI in support of Gabriel Jesus up front, with the latter desperate for a goal to boost his confidence.
Southampton vs Arsenal head to head
Arsenal have a good record against Southampton and have won 53 out of the 104 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Southampton’s 23 victories.
Southampton vs Arsenal current form
The home team have won just once in their last 5 games, losing 3 times in that run while Arsenal have won all their games.
Southampton vs Arsenal prediction
Both sides are expected to score in this game and it could actually end in Arsenal’s first stalemate of the league campaign.