Stat Pack: Arsenal vs Saints

By SFC Media Thu 07 Dec Saints v Arsenal
Photo by Matt Watson | Fraser Forster

We bring you some of the key facts and stats ahead of Southampton's home Premier League game with Arsenal...

• Charlie Austin has scored seven goals in his last 10 Premier League starts for Southampton, including three in his last two.

• Austin has yet to feature for Saints against the Gunners, but has scored in both of his previous two Premier League appearances against Arsenal, although he ended up on the losing side for QPR on each occasion.

• Fraser Forster has conceded just five goals in his five Premier League games against Arsenal, despite the Gunners having 30 shots on target against the Saints keeper.

• Southampton have only lost one of their last six home Premier League games against Arsenal, winning two and drawing three, although it was in the last meeting, back in May, that they were beaten – 0-2.

• Arsenal haven’t won successive away league games against Southampton since August 1997.

• However, the Gunners did win twice at St Mary’s last season, earning a 5-0 victory in an FA Cup fourth-round match, thanks to a Theo Walcott hat-trick, and a 2-0 win in the Premier League.

Saints and Arsenal last met at St Mary's in the league in May 2017

• Southampton have never lost three home games in all competitions against a single opponent in a calendar year, while Arsenal last won three away matches against an opponent in a calendar year in 1987, against Spurs (on that occasion, they actually managed four wins).

• Only two Arsenal players have scored more goals in their first 15 Premier League appearances for the club than Alexandre Lacazette (8) – Alexis Sanchez (9) and Ian Wright (10).

• The Gunners have lost 11 league matches in 2017, their worst tally in a calendar year since 1995, when they were beaten 14 times.

• However, Arsenal have already recovered as many points from losing positions this season as they managed in the entirety of last season, with nine, and have won more matches from behind this season (three) than last season (two).


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