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Arsenal in 'tug of war' with Tottenham Hotspur for exciting £25m...

NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: James Maddison of Norwich City shows appreciation to the fans after the The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Norwich City and Chelsea at Carrow Road on January 6, 2018 in Norwich, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)
Six Premier League clubs are in a battle for Norwich City attacking midfielder James Maddison's signature this summer, according to reports.

7 examples proving Arsenal need VAR despite vote against it

Referee Andre Marriner (L) has words with Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Southampton at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK /
The Premier League have rejected the introduction of VAR next season, instead opting for further testing in the cup competitions.

Podcast: Wilshere's current struggles, Mustafi's defensive gambles

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Stephen and Helen review Arsenal's recent wins over CSKA Moscow and Southampton. They also discuss Wilshere's...

Duo dropped and injury impact: Arsenal’s predicted 4-2-3-1 for meaningless Southampton...

Arsenal go into their game on Sunday against Southampton knowing that there is little to play for in this match.

Podcast episode 141: Laughing at Stoke who are going down with...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Matthew and Anita enjoy watching Arsenal help Stoke towards relegation despite being rubbish for 65...

Bookmakers favour surprising candidate to sign Shaw from Manchester United this...

Luke Shaw is edging closer to the exit at Manchester United, based on his expiring contract and poor relationship with Jose Mourinho, but who could he join next?

Liverpool eye strong 6ft midfielder ‘flattered’ by Arsenal interest, Gunners need...

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Mario Lemina of Marseille climbs on Olivier Giroud of Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Arsenal and Olympique de Marseille at Emirates Stadium on November 26, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Arsenal are still interested in signing summer target Mario Lemina, who ended up moving to Southampton for €17m last year, but Liverpool are now also reportedly chasing the midfielder.

Shocking stat proves Arsenal are worst team in Europe in key...

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Granit Xhaka, Laurent Koscielny, Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal look dejected during the Carabao Cup Final between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 25, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Just in case Arsenal fans were in any doubt over whether their football team had been replaced by a gang of disgruntled clowns, this latest stat proves it.

Arsenal blue kit choice explained

The curse of the blue kit struck again on Thursday, as Arsenal lost 2-1 to Östersunds FK, but why were the team wearing it at home in the first place?

2 problems clearly highlighted in Arsenal’s damming record against bottom 11

Crystal Palace are the only team in the bottom 11 that Arsenal have beaten away from home in the Premier League this season.

Manchester United lead as Arsenal 4th for youth products in Premier...

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Arsenal have the fourth most academy products playing in the Premier League this season, but they're a way off Manchester United in first.

Referees in spotlight again after Watford mistake costs Southampton

Abdoulaye Doucore sealed a 2-2 draw in the Premier League clash with what most observers regarded as a clear handball in the final minute as referees find themselves once again in the spotlight because of poor mistakes that are costing clubs points.

Everton lead Southampton in race for Arsenal's £110k-a-week man

Everton are now favourites to sign Theo Walcott, as they have a better chance than Southampton of affording his wages.

Arsenal forward desperate for loan move for one reason

Theo Walcott is reportedly keen on a loan move this month in order to increase his chances of getting picked for England's World Cup squad over the summer.

Manager confirms interest in Arsenal forward

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino has confirmed that the Saints are interested in signing Theo Walcott although he admits it won't be easy.

1 goal every 87 minutes - the English forward Newcastle and...

Southampton lead the chase for Theo Walcott, joining West Ham United, Newcastle United and Everton in expressing an interest in the Arsenal forward.

Englishman's Arsenal transfer described as 'inevitable'

Southampton are hopeful that they can sign Theo Walcott and reignite his career, but will face competition from Everton.

Walcott wants showcase loan now, top 6 move in summer to...

Theo Walcott would be open to leaving Arsenal on loan in January, according to Football London.

£140kpw but Southampton face struggle to land Arsenal outcast

Southampton have asked about the availability of Theo Walcott, according to reports.

If Southampton are Liverpool’s feeder club, who are Arsenal’s?

Liverpool typically go to Southampton when they need a signing, but which club has Arsenal signed the most players from?

Arsenal could agree deal with AC Milan for 28-year-old

AC Milan are considering a loan move for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott in January, according to reports in Italy.

'Wake up Arsenal, we need him', 'It's a no brainer' -...

Arsenal are in need of a centre-back, and supporters believe there's one player who can come in and improve the side.

Arsenal could capitalise on Southampton's demise to make shrewd signing in...

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26: Mario Lemina of Marseille climbs on Olivier Giroud of Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Arsenal and Olympique de Marseille at Emirates Stadium on November 26, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Southampton have been pretty terrible for the last couple of months, but Mario Lemina has played well. So should Wenger reconsider buying the 24-year-old?

Ray Wilkins names which Arsenal player should be starting more often

Ray Wilkins feels Arsenal lacked cutting edge against Southampton, and has questioned why Olivier Giroud isn't starting.

Episode 125: Waking up late again

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon podcast, Matthew is buoyed by beating BATE, sighs about a Saints stalemate, and is hopeful about being hosted by the newly happy Hammers.

Petr Cech names which Arsenal player rewards Arsene Wenger's faith in...

Petr Cech reckons that Olivier Giroud's equaliser against Southampton on Sunday rewards Arsene Wenger's faith in the entire squad.

Arsenal midfielder could return for West Ham clash

Jack Wilshere could be handed his first Premier League start on Wednesday after Arsene Wenger confirmed that Aaron Ramsey's suffering with a hamstring problem.

Statistics highlight how bad this Arsenal player was against Southampton

If you watched Alexis Sanchez's display against Southampton on Sunday afternoon, you'll know that he didn't exactly perform to the best of the ability, and these stats prove it.

Southampton striker says his side should have done this against Arsenal

Southampton striker Charlie Austin was disappointed to not have put away more of his chances against Arsenal.

Chris Sutton names which Arsenal player was unfairly robbed of justice...

Chris Sutton says Arsenal should have been awarded a penalty against Southampton, after Alexandre Lacazette was tripped in the area when taking a shot.

Arsene Wenger's reasoning for poor Southampton result doesn't include putting blame...

Arsène Wenger says the defeat to Manchester United played on the minds of his defenders as they started poorly in Sunday's meeting with Southampton.

Chris Sutton names what has "absolutely gone" for Arsenal after Southampton...

Former Celtic and Blackburn striker, Chris Sutton, believes that Arsenal's title hopes are well and truly dead after their 1-1 draw away to Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

Inconsistent Ozil and vital Alexis? Who really was Arsenal’s worst player...

Picking out Arsenal's three worst players against Southampton is like peering into a bin and trying to choose which piece of rubbish is the least shiny.

This player needs dropped & other things we learned from Arsenal's...

Another Arsenal away game, another embarrassing display from men who earn more in a week than I probably have in my entire life.

Shocking stat emphasises how poor Arsenal are away from home

Arsenal have only scored nine goals in eight away games this season - and five of those came at Everton!

Bad news as Arsene Wenger confirms fans' fears about midfielder

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Aaron Ramsey is suffering from a hamstring problem after Arsenal's draw away to the Saints.

Arsene Wenger hits out at referee over penalty and time-wasting at...

Arsène Wenger bemoaned Southampton's time wasting and the refereeing performance after the Gunners could only manage a draw at St. Mary's on Sunday.

Arsenal fans rip Alexis apart on Twitter after Southampton shocker

Alexis Sanchez put in another clueless performance against Southampton on Saturday afternoon and Arsenal fans were infuriated.

Abject Arsenal reignite fans’ fury with shocking showing at Southampton

Despite needing to bounce back after the defeat to Manchester United last weekend, Arsenal showed very little desire to do so against Southampton.

Fan favourite to be disappointed: Predicted Arsenal 3-4-3 line-up v Southampton

After Arsenal's Thursday night victory against BATE Borisov, Arsene Wenger will revert to his tried and tested Premier League starting XI against Southampton.

Arsenal need to bounce back at scary St. Mary’s: Southampton preview

Arsenal travel to St. Marys this weekend to face Southampton hoping to bounce back from their disappointing 3-1 defeat to Manchester United.

Wenger explains what he expects from Southampton game

Arsene Wenger expects to see plenty of goals from Arsenal's clash against Southampton on Sunday.

Arsenal blow as key man ruled out for Southampton trip

After Arsenal's 6-0 win over BATE Borisov on Thursday night, Arsene Wenger revealed that Shkodran Mustafi isn't fit to face Southampton at the weekend.

Arsenal told to beware of this player's scoring record ahead of...

Charlie Austin is looking forward to continuing his good form with a goal when Southampton lock horns with Arsenal on Sunday.

Episode 124: How to explain the inexplicable

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon podcast, Matthew is joined by Anita and Stephen to review the week's action.

Two Premier League clubs considering deal with Arsenal for £18m forward

West Ham and Southampton are reportedly ready to swoop in for Theo Walcott in January.

Arsenal man won't be offered new deal, old club wiling to...

Southampton are looking to bring Theo Walcott back to the place he started his senior career during the January window according to reports.

Inter Milan enter the race for Arsenal 28-year-old's signature

Theo Walcott
Inter Milan could make a move for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott when the January transfer window opens, according to latest reports from Italy.

These four clubs are reportedly interested in Arsenal 28-year-old

Arsenal winger Theo Walcott could be sold in January, according to latest reports, with four clubs keen on his signature.

Garth Crooks thinks Southampton midfielder should be playing for Arsenal

Garth Crooks is mystified why Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina isn't playing for Arsenal or Liverpool. 

26-year-old Dutch international had agreement with 'two of Chelsea, Liverpool and...

Southampton and Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk had an agreement in place with two of Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal, according to Gabriele Marcotti.

Arsenal could negotiate 28-year-old in deal to sign Dutch international

Arsenal reportedly could include Theo Walcott in a deal for Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk this summer.

9 things Arsenal fans can expect to happen between now and...

It's all been kicking off for Arsenal in the transfer market this week so what can we expect between now and Deadline Day?

Arsenal dealt a blow after South Coast club rule out sale...

Southampton are adamant that Virgil van Dijk will not be sold in the coming days.

Arsenal risk fans wrath with strange January transfer decision

Arsenal may wait until January to try and sign Virgil van Dijk and Thomas Lemar, according to reports.

Liverpool and Arsenal on alert as Van Dijk changes agent to...

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has changed his agent in an attempt to force a move, according to reports.

Arsenal reported to have met with 26-year-old Dutch international

Arsenal chiefs have reportedly held talks with Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk.

Arsenal on alert for Southampton 26-year-old after this announcement is made

Virgil van Dijk
Southampton may be preparing for the sale of Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, which is sure to capture the attentions of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.

Jim White "can't imagine" this Arsenal player handing in a transfer...

Radio presenter Jim White believes that Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez will not hand in a transfer request like Philippe Coutinho did at Liverpool.

Arsenal 23-year-old one of three players on Chelsea's £120m shopping list

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is reportedly one of three players on Chelsea's £120m wishlist this summer.

Arsenal miss out on Juventus 23-year-old as Southampton complete £18m deal

Southampton's Gabonese midfielder Mario Lemina (C) is challenged by Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (L) and Liverpool's English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (R) during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on February 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS /
Southampton have officially signed Mario Lemina from Juventus for £18m after Arsene Wenger prevented Arsenal from signing him earlier in the summer.

Arsenal boosted by reports of deteriorating relationship between transfer target and...

Southampton would reportedly rather leave Virgil van Dijk in the stands than sell him to Liverpool, boosting Arsenal's chances of procuring his signature this summer.

Kevin Campbell demands Arsenal sign these two players

Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell says Arsenal should sign Virgil van Dijk as well as one of Jean Michael Seri or William Carvalho.

Virgil van Dijk may have given away his preferred destination with...

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk reportedly wants a move to Liverpool this summer, but may be keen on an Arsenal switch based on these quote taken from his Celtic days.

Wenger reportedly rejected Arsenal's advice and blocked move for Juventus 23-year-old

Southampton's Gabonese midfielder Mario Lemina (C) is challenged by Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (L) and Liverpool's English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (R) during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on February 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS /
Arsene Wenger reportedly rejected recommendations from within the club to sign Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina, who now looks set to sign for Southampton.

Arsenal could hijack 26-year-old's move to Liverpool

Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk reportedly wants to move to Liverpool, despite interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Southampton medical planned for €18m Mario Lemina after West Ham bid

Southampton's Gabonese midfielder Mario Lemina (C) is challenged by Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (L) and Liverpool's English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (R) during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on February 11, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS /
Southampton have reportedly 'won the race' for Juventus midfield Mario Lemina. 

Arsenal fans pick which player they want their club to sign

With the transfer window in full swing and everything pretty quiet on the Arsenal front, we asked our followers who the Gunners should sign if we could only bring in one more player this summer.

Do Arsenal need Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk?

Arsenal have been linked with Southampton's Virgil van Dijk this summer. Are they really looking for a centre-back? If so, is it the Dutchman they need?

Arsenal set price for 22-year-old as Crystal Palace bid rejected

Calum Chambers v Manchester City
Arsenal are reportedly asking for £20m for Calum Chambers after rejecting a £16m bid from Crystal Palace.

Southampton favourites to land Arsenal defender, but not Chambers

Southampton are now the bookmakers favourites to sign Arsenal left-back Kieran Gibbs.

Arsenal preparing £45m bid for 26-year-old

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is reportedly back on Arsenal’s radar, with manager Arsene Wenger keeping an eye on the side’s depth at the back ahead of the new campaign.

Retirement and injury trouble leading Arsenal to consider £70m deal

Arsenal could turn to Southampton's Virgil van Dijk as a replacement for the retiring Per Mertesacker.

Arsenal could swoop for £60m man after Liverpool lose out

Arsenal are once again being linked with Southampton centre-back, Virgil van Dijk.

17-year-old signs Southampton deal after being released by Arsenal

Nathan Tella has put pen to paper on his first professional contract as a Southampton player, just months after joining after a successful trial period following his Arsenal departure.

Southampton move for Arsenal target

Southampton are looking at an £8.75m transfer for Yann Karamoh, according to reports.

Southampton and Watford in chase for former Arsenal captain

Ex-Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen could be leaving Barcelona to return to the Premier League.

Everton set to sign Michael Keane, no longer interested in Arsenal...

Everton will no longer pursue Arsenal defender Calum Chambers as they're closing in on Burnley's Michael Keane this summer.

Barcelona draw up list of four alternatives should they fail to...

Barcelona appear to finally be coming to terms with the fact that they're not signing Hector Bellerin this summer and have reportedly drawn up a four-man wishlist just in case.

Arsenal told to pay £25m for this defender

If Arsenal want to sign Middlesbrough defender, Ben Gibson, they'll reportedly have to cough up £25m.

Southampton could renew acquaintences with this Arsenal man should they lose...

With Liverpool reportedly set to sign Virgil van Dijk for £70m, Southampton are apparently eyeing up Calum Chambers as a replacement.

Southampton join Newcastle and Everton in chase for 22-year-old Arsenal man

Southampton have joined Newcastle and Everton in showing interest in Calum Chambers.

Arsenal man could re-join former club this summer

Calum Chambers could reportedly return to Southampton on loan next season.

Patrick Vieira could return to the Premier League with this club...

Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira, is apparently one of the main candidates being considered for the role as Southampton manager.

Everton could turn their attentions to Newcastle-linked defender if they fail...

Everton could go after Arsenal centre-back Calum Chambers if they're unable to sign Burnley's Michael Keane this summer.

Arsenal, Liverpool, Southampton: Who needs Ben Gibson more?

Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal, Southampton and Liverpool but out of the three clubs most interested, who needs the central defender more?

Former Dortmund manager turns down Saints approach, keen on a club...

Former Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel was rumoured to be on his way to Southampton interested. But latest reports reveal he’s turned them down and wants a club more similar to Arsenal.

Which Arsenal games could be affected by a Europa League hangover?

The fixtures for the 2017-18 Premier League were announced today, and Arsenal now know who they'll be facing after their Europa League excursions.

Liverpool interested in Arsenal and Atletico Madrid-linked winger

Arsenal, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid are all currently being linked with Southampton midfielder, Dusan Tadic.

Charlie Nicholas believes Arsenal need to sign these three players this...

Former Arsenal forward and pundit Charlie Nicholas has said the Gunners must sign Raphael Varane or Virgil van Dijk for the defence and Alexandre Lacazette for the attack.

Arsenal winger posts picture of himself posing in Southampton shirt

Arsenal's talented teenage winger Yassin Fortune caused a bit of a stir on social media when he posted a picture of himself in a Southampton shirt.

Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City rank bottom when it comes to...

Arsenal disappointingly ranked 17th out of all Premier League teams this season for the most minutes given to English players.

Arsenal agree personal terms and set medical date for striker

Henry Onyekuru
Arsenal have reportedly agreed terms with KAS Eupen striker Henry Onyekuru and have set a date for his medical to complete his transfer to the club this summer.

Sol Campbell: Mbappe, Maguire & 3 others Arsenal should sign

Sol Cmapbell
Sol Campbell has quite the shopping list in mind for Arsenal this summer.

Episode 95: Lasagna for Liverpool and Manchester City + Stoke City,...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
In this latest edition of the Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast, Stephen is joined by Helen to discuss the recent victories over Southampton, Stoke, and Sunderland.

Xhaka ‘finally starting to look like a £30m player’

According to an article on Goal this past weekend, Granit Xhaka is finally starting to look like the player that Arsenal signed for £30m last summer.

£33.6m: Arsenal learn midfielder's transfer valuation

OGC Nice midfielder, Jean-Michaël Seri, is expected to leave the Ligue 1 side this summer and reports have suggested a transfer fee of €40m will persuade Lucien Favre to part with the 25-year-old.

Liverpool manager unhappy with Southampton for Arsenal 'favour'

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp claims that Southampton did Arsenal a 'favour' during the Gunners' 2-0 win at St. Mary's on Wednesday night.

£33.6m and he's yours: Arsenal learn midfielder's transfer valuation

OGC Nice midfielder, Jean-Michaël Seri, is expected to leave the Ligue 1 side this summer and reports have suggested a transfer fee of €40m will persuade Lucien Favre to part with the 25-year-old.

Tactics: How Arsenal's system is allowing Ramsey to star again

Arsenal tactics
Arsenal’s professional and drama-free away display earned them their first league win at St Mary’s since Southampton’s return to the top flight in 2012/13.

Arsenal to make 4 ‘huge’ summer signings

Arsenal are reportedly hoping to make four 'huge' summer signings.

Wenger optimistic Oxlade-Chamberlain will make final v Chelsea

Arsene Wenger is optimistic that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be fit for the FA Cup final against Chelsea on 27 May.

Arsenal defender: Regrets, I've had a few...

Shkodran Mustafi has admitted that he wishes Arsenal had found their form earlier in the season...don't we all?

Arsenal player focus: Mustafi returns revitalised against Southampton

Having not featured for almost a month, sidelined with a thigh injury, Shkodran Mustafi started and excelled as Arsenal kept a well-earned clean sheet against Southampton.

Arsenal player focus: Alexis gradually finds his groove v Southampton

Alexis Sánchez has been criticised for some lacklustre performances of late, where he has only shown flashes of the world-class ability we've become accustomed to seeing on a weekly basis.

Petr Cech on his contribution, momentum and putting Liverpool under pressure

First-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech gave his thoughts after Arsenal's 2-0 win over Southampton yesterday evening.

Wenger on victory, form and top-four pressure

Following our 2-0 win over Southampton on Wednesday night, Arsène Wenger spoke to the media.

That’s why Wenger’s manager and we aren’t: Arsenal fans react to...

Arsenal managed to somewhat reluctantly register a much-needed win against Southampton on Wednesday night.

Injury League: Arsenal defender doubt & star returns ahead of Southampton

Injury League
Arsenal remain fifth in the Injury League table, with Southampton, who they face in the league on Wednesday night, just below them in sixth.

Defender 'twist' despite 'agreeing' Liverpool move

Despite suggestions being made that Virgil van Dijk's long-term future was at Anfield, there has been a twist in the story.

Southampton didn’t waste time against Liverpool, but it is a problem...

Teams are often accused of time-wasting tactics in an attempt to run down the clock and secure a hard-earned result but Arsene Wenger doesn't believe that Southampton were time-wasting against Liverpool at the weekend.

Southampton v Arsenal: Another must-win match for the Gunners

Jeff Reine-Adelaide
After a morale-boosting win over Manchester United on Sunday, it's important for Arsenal to continue winning.

Wenger assesses Claude Puel at Southampton

Arsène Wenger has had his say about compatriot and managerial counterpart Claude Puel, whom his side will face once again this evening.

Arsenal lose away, Southampton can't win - since they last met

Jeff Reine-Adelaide
We all had a good chuckle when Southampton took points off Liverpool at the weekend, and then we remembered we were playing them next and things were sad again.

Wenger makes sarcastic comment about Liverpool penalty v Southampton

Arsene Wenger was his usual cheeky self following Arsenal's 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday.

Discarded Arsenal youngster up for Goal of the Month award at...

Nathan Tella
Former Young Gun, Nathan Tella, is up for Southampton's goal of the month award.

Arsenal ‘in talks’ for £50m defender

Arsenal are reportedly 'in talks' over a move for Southampton centre-back, Virgil van Dijk, over the summer.

Arsenal want Southampton defender for back three

According to reports, Arsene Wenger is after Southampton defender, Virgil van Dijk.

Coveted Arsenal starlet: Contract problems as Everton, Dortmund lurk

Everton and Borussia Dortmund are just two of the clubs reportedly interested in signing Chris Willock, who has just three months left on his current Arsenal deal.

Arsenal excited by Southampton man’s release clause – report

Arsenal are apparently considering activating Dusan Tadic’s £13m release clause to bring him to the Emirates from St. Mary’s.

Pacey Arsenal forward confirms deal to join Southampton

Nathan Tella
Nathan Tella has confirmed his move to Southampton with a post on his personal Instagram account.

Arsenal forward closes in on Southampton move

Arsenal youth
Nathan Tella is set to to leave Arsenal and it looks as if he could be heading for Southampton.

Arsenal player focus - Lucas continues to outdo Jamie Vardy

Lucas Perez v Southampton
Lucas Perez made another appearance in an Arsenal shirt against Southampton on Saturday and was once again hugely influential.

Arsenal player focus - Ox dazzles with stunning performance against Southampton

Playing in a more central role alongside Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put in quite possibly one of the performances of his career against his former club, Southampton.

Arsenal player focus - Jeff impresses against v Southampton

Jeff Reine-Adelaide
Jeff Reine-Adelaide put in another mature performance in the FA Cup, this time against Southampton during Arsenal's emphatic 5-0 victory at St Mary's.

Arsenal player focus - Trio Walcott returns to Southamptin in style

Theo Walcott v Southampton
Theo Walcott scored his fifth Arsenal hattrick against Southampton during the Gunners' 5-0 FA Cup clash at St Mary's on Saturday.

Arsenal forward - I’ll be cheering Southampton against Manchester United

Theo Walcott v Southampton
Theo Walcott told the press after his hattrick at St Mary’s that he will be ‘cheering on’ his former side when they play Manchester United in the EFL Cup final.

Arsenal player ratings – Welbeck and Walcott return to devastate Southampton

Arsenal player ratings
Arsenal made light work of their FA Cup game against Southampton. A banana skin safely avoided, how did the much-changed lineup do individually?

Arsenal make mockery of those who slated team selection v Southampton

Danny Welbeck scores against Southampton
Arsenal made a mockery of everybody who slated Arsene Wenger for his team selection against Southampton by absolutely hammering them.

What can Arsenal and Southampton expect from today’s referee?

Kevin Friend
With so much attention on the officials last weekend, we will certainly be hoping for a low-key performance from Kevin Friend at St. Mary’s on Saturday evening, but will we get it?

What’s happened since Arsenal last played Southampton?

Arsenal opposition preview
We've already played Southampton twice this season, although this is the first game away from home for Arsenal.

Match preview: Southampton vs Arsenal

Following their morale-boosting victory at Anfield in midweek, Southampton will be full of confidence when they host the Gunners in Saturday's evening kick-off at St. Mary's.

Arsenal boost as Southampton hit hard with injuries

Claude Puel
Southampton will be without a number of key players for their FA Cup game with Arsenal.

Triple Arsenal injury boost, defender move & more pre-Southampton

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger spoke to the press ahead of Arsenal's trip to St Mary's at the weekend and gave the latest news going into the FA Cup clash

Wenger – Southampton are absolutely remarkable

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger had high praise for Southampton ahead of Arsenal's trip to St Mary's on Saturday.

Wenger – This is the team I’m fielding against Southampton

Theo Walcott
Arsene Wenger has admitted that although he will technically field his first team against Southampton, he will include a few youth players as well.

Arsenal team news - Two stars rejoin training, forward returns for...

Arsenal team news
Arsene Wenger gave the latest team news ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup clash away to Southampton.

Arsenal opposition injury report – Southampton

Arsenal face Southampton away in the FA Cup on Saturday but how does their squad stack up going into the tie?

Mesut Ozil spotted in Sweden ahead of Arsenal's Southampton clash

Mesut Ozil
Mesut Ozil was spotted at a shopping centre in Sweden after being absent from Arsenal's team meal on Monday.

Southampton receive massive injury blow ahead of Arsenal clash

Virgil van Dijk
Southampton have received some bad news regarding centreback, Virgil van Dijk's, ankle injury.

Southampton to charge Arsenal fans just £15 for FA Cup game

Southampton, who have capped away tickets at £20 all season, will only charge Arsenal fans £15 for their trip to St. Mary's in the next round of the FA Cup.

Arsenal opposition injury report – Southampton/Norwich

In a new feature, we look at the next four of Arsenal's opponents so let's see who's in, who's out and who we have to worry about when we face Southampton or Norwich.

Arsenal defender trolls Giroud

Olivier Giroud goal v Crystal Palace
Olivier Giroud's stunning scorpion kick against Crystal Palace is a definite contender for goal of the season already but a certain Arsenal defender is convinced that his goal against Southampton was better.

Top 5 Arsenal goals from 2016

Alexis Sanchez
As much as Arsenal love to 'walk the ball into the net' at times, we do score some rather gorgeous goals for our efforts.

5 worst Arsenal moments of 2016

Mesut Ozil
As painful as it is, with 2016 coming to an end, it's time to look back at some of our not-so-great moments.

Loan watch: Wilshere impresses despite Bournemouth defeat

After 901 minutes of Premier League football under Eddie Howe, Jack Wilshere created his first assist in Bournemouth colours.

Southampton show interest in Arsenal forward - report

Arsenal's Spanish forward Lucas Perez celebrates his third goal during the UEFA Champions league Group A football match between FC Basel 1893 and Arsenal FC on December 6, 2016 at the St Jakob Park stadium in Basel. (PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images)
According to reports, Southampton are keen on Arsenal's new forward, Lucas Perez.

Long read: An Arsenal week of two halves ends with Jamie...

Arsenal are firmly back on track after a week of two halves.

Why Arsenal youngsters can kiss goodbye to first team football after...

Wednesday's team performance against Southampton was abysmal in the first half and slightly improved in the second half but still not good enough.

Wenger questions Arsenal following Southampton humiliation

Arsene Wenger has questioned Arsenal's focus and urgency following our 2-0 loss at home to Southampton in the EFL Cup.

Players ratings: Smart subs couldn’t stop Arsenal sinking v Southampton

A poor and disappointing performance from the Arsenal B team that lost at home to Southampton on Wednesday night.

What’s happened since Arsenal and Southampton last met?

Arsenal v Southampton
Arsenal welcome Southampton to the Emirates tonight for the EFL Cup quarter final. Here's how the two sides have done since they last met.

Wenger - This is the sort of team I will play...

Arsenal match preview
Having dug deep to see off Bournemouth's challenge on Sunday afternoon, Arsenal will be hoping for back-to-back victories when they host Southampton with a spot in the Capital One Cup semi-finals up for grabs.

Arsenal legend tips former ‘target’ to move to ‘big club’

Virgil van Dijk
Martin Keown believes that former Arsenal 'target', Southampton defender, Virgil van Dijk, will get 'snapped up' by a big club soon.

Bundesliga midfielder - This is why I snubbed Arsenal and Manchester...

Red Bull Leipzig midfielder, Naby Keita, claims that he turned down four Premier League clubs in the summer, including Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Southampton.

Arsenal 0-0 Southampton - Young Guns stifled

Arsenal youth
It was a hard-fought goalless draw for Arsenal's u23 side as they were effectively stifled by a high-quality Southampton team at Meadow Park.

Episode 60: Discussing Arsenal debuts, Southampton penalty, return of Bendtner at...

Daily Cannon Arsenal podcast
Paul and Sylvain join Matthew to run the rule over the new signings' debut, debate the rules re the penalty against Southampton, have a peek towards PSG away, and celebrate Nicklas Bendtner's signing for Nottingham Forest.

Long read: Southampton sunk (just), but PSG presents different problems

Saturday's frustration-fest ended well, but will opposition with more ambition be better or worse for Arsenal?

Southampton man baffled by quality of Arsenal penalty spot

Virgil van Dijk has admitted his frustration with the Arsenal groundsmen after he was unable to destroy the penalty spot prior to Santi Cazorla giving Arsenal the lead against Southampton in the closing moments of Saturday’s game.

Arsenal fans claim justice done after Southampton man's foul last season

Arsenal fans are claiming the penalty they won on Saturday against Southampton when Nacho Monreal had clearly fouled Shane Long just moments earlier was justice for what happened last season.

Arsene Wenger doesn’t care if Southampton penalty was harsh

As Laurent Koscielny lay on the ground holding his face, Bobby Madley let play amble on only to then point to spot and give a penalty we've been denied a thousand times in recent seasons.

Result: Koscielny bags potential goal of the season as Arsenal beat...

Arsenal returned to Premier League action with a 2-1 win against Southampton at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon thanks to a wonder-goal from Laurent Koscielny.

Official: Arsenal v Southampton teams – New boys both start

Just an hour to go until we get to see Arsenal play and it’s team news time.

Preview: Arsenal v Southampton - All change for the Gunners in...

Arsenal match preview
After the lull caused by the international break over the past week, we're quickly back into the thick of things with another tricky Premier League fixture.

Infograph: Everything you need to know about Southampton

Premier League action returns this weekend and we thought we'd do something a little different with our opposition previews this season.

“The Southampton fans have been brilliant to me”

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been speaking to the Arsenal matchday programme about facing his former side, a club he still holds close to his heart.

Watch: Full Southampton manager pre-Arsenal press conference including Arsene Wenger comments

from Arsenal's opposition
The manager of Southampton, Claude Puel knows Arsene Wenger well and ahead of their meeting he's been filled with praise for his former manager

Southampton man looking to get Arsenal monkey off his back

Steven Davies is aiming for all three points when Southampton travel to the Emirates this weekend as the Premier League resumes while Ryan Bertrand is hoping to return from injury.

Will Wenger play rotation roulette against Southampton?

Paul Williams Santi Cazorla
Now the transfer window is closed and the international break is at an end, Arsenal can get on with the business at hand.

Arsenal midfielder set to miss Southampton clash - report

According to Jeremy Wilson, Aaron Ramsey's return to fitness won't be against Southampton at the weekend.

Arsenal new boy set to make debut v Southampton

Shkodran Mustafi
When Shkodran Mustafi went down holding his ankle in Germany's recent 2-0 win over Finland, Arsenal fans feared the worst but apparently he's fine and ready to play against Southampton.

Southampton get major injury boost ahead of Arsenal game

from Arsenal's opposition
Southampton goalkeeper, Fraser Forster, is reportedly set to make a return to action against Arsenal after shaking off a minor arm injury that kept him out of the England team.

Injured Arsenal star set to return for Southampton clash

Hold the press: an Arsenal player - Alex Iwobi - could be on schedule to return when Arsene Wenger initially predicted.

Arsenal star linked with move to multiple clubs - report

Jack Wilshere has been linked with a loan move to multiple clubs with West Ham being favourites.

Defender prefers Manchester United over Arsenal

Southampton boss, Claude Puel, claims that Jose Fonte isn't disturbed by the speculation surrounding his future with the Saints among new reports linking him with Manchester United.

Wenger willing to pay €9m for Southampton man, Manchester United not...

Arsenal are apparently willing to pay €9m for Southampton’s Jose Fonte, and with Manchester United’s Marcus Rojo not leaving the club, some media outlets believe Arsenal have a clear run at the player.

Arsenal and Manchester United used in Southampton super-agent games

On Tuesday it was all over the internet that Arsenal, along with Manchester United, were interested in signing Jose Fonte from Southampton.

Why Southampton man's move to Everton impacts Arsenal

Ronald Koeman looks set to move from Southampton to Everton in the near future, backing up what Ivan Gazidis said recently about Arsene Wenger staying at Arsenal.

Is this Premier League manager taking Wenger's job?

Southampton manager, Ronald Koeman, is said to be about to turn down the Everton job in favour of waiting for Arsenal.

Arsenal’s season: The five stages of grief

As apathetic as I've become towards Arsenal during the latter stages of this season, let it be known that I am devastated with how we've ended up.

Arsenal receive boost as Tottenham lose to Southampton

from Arsenal's opposition
Arsenal have a welcome boost ahead of their match against Manchester City.

‘I asked him to leave Arsenal and come back’

Southampton’s captain, Jose Fonte, has admitted that he talked with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and he asked the former Saint to come back…but the Ox is going nowhere.

Southampton want Arsenal man back (not that one)

Southampton are apparently keen on luring Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back to St. Marys with Jose Fonte ‘having a word’ with his former teammate.

Arsenal could have signed £30m Manchester United man for just £2m

Arsenal could have signed Luke Shaw from Southampton for just £2m, but thought he was a bit pricey. That little bit of information was revealed...

Arsenal striker insists the title race isn't over yet

It's really easy to overreact after a bad result. Fact of the matter is, Arsenal have picked up just three points from a possible 12...

Stat: Southampton goalkeeper has game of his life against Arsenal –...

It always seems as if opposition goalkeepers have the game of their lives when they play Arsenal and in Fraser Forster's case, it's true. The...

Arsenal boss urges team to respond after disappointing draw against Southampton...

Arsene Wenger urged Arsenal to respond following our disappointing draw against Southampton in the league on Tuesday night. Despite having plenty of chances, we just...

Arsenal forward knows beating Southampton's pressing is crucial

It's fair to say the Premier League can struggle with some tactics. Over the past few years, Mauricio Pochettino's sides (Southampton and Spurs) have been...

Arsenal v Southampton preview: Go marching in

Arsenal match preview
Not even a week after beating Manchester City 2-1 in December, we were all brought right back down to the ground. A Boxing Day trip to...

Team news: Southampton without key men but Austin should start against...

The Arsenal squad is almost in full health, and the same can be said of Southampton ahead of their trip to the Emirates Stadium...

Wenger wants revenge after Southampton humiliation

Tuesday night sees Arsenal host Southampton with memories of our Boxing Day thrashing still fairly fresh. We haven't really recovered since then, struggling for form...

Southampton make late loan bid for Arsenal winger - report

A deadline day dominated by Pep Guardiola and Mathieu Debuchy could become a little more interesting, but probably won't, with the rumour that Southampton...

Will Arsenal's weaknesses be fixed in January?

While our modern definition of hubris may differ from that of the ancient Greeks, it seems higher powers are still perfectly happy to punish...

Team news: Arsenal unchanged against Southampton

Arsenal team news
After beating Manchester City on Monday night, Arsène Wenger has decided too as Arsenal look to go top of the Premier League on Boxing...

Southampton v Arsenal: Can the Gunners keep spirits high?

Arsenal match preview
After Monday night's superb and uplifting win against Manchester City, it has felt very much like Arsenal are favourites for the title. Maybe that should...

Arsenal legend hopes to see club sign Southampton star

Currently in Kenya as part of a Barclays Premier League promotion, Robert Pirès has attempted to capture the hearts of the locals by praising...

Walcott encourages young English players to play in lower leagues

Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott has encouraged young English players to go down into the Football League to gain first team experience. Arsenal have...

Tottenham lineup former Arsenal man should Southampton refuse to sell

Reports emerging this weekend are claiming that Tottenham could be set to move for Alex Song should Southampton refuse to sell Victor Wanyama.

Moneyball? Premier League clubs are spending wisely

Domestically and abroad, Premier League clubs are being ridiculed for the money they are spending. I have seen it on Twitter every day during this...

Chambers shows pride in debut Arsenal and Southampton shirts

Calum Chambers shows his pride in the first shirts he ever wore for club and country.

Wenger dismisses transfer suggestion

by Lewis Ambrose During Tuesday's press conference Arsène Wenger dismissed a rumour linking Calum Chambers with a loan move away from the club. Chambers signed for...

What's wrong with Manchester United and Southampton?

by Sylvain Jamet Celebrations have now started following England historic third place at the FIFA WC 2015. On the topic of getting women's football to ride...

Arsenal rejected the offer of signing new Liverpool man

by Lewis Ambrose England international and new Liverpool signing Nathaniel Clyne's career could have turned out very different if only Arsenal had not rejected him. On...

Arsenal won't enter bidding war as midfield options diminish

by Lewis Ambrose No matter where you stand on Mikel Arteta and Francis Coquelin, it seems clear that Arsenal need another midfielder this summer. Arteta has...

Midfielder switch may give Arsenal more competition for Portuguese star

by Lewis Ambrose With long-term rumoured Arsenal target Geoffrey Kondogbia completing a move to Internazionale, it wouldn't be surprised to see the Gunners linked with...

Journalist has a hunch but remains coy on Schneiderlin

by Lewis Ambrose Charlie Wyett, football editor for The Sun, has revealed that he thinks Morgan Schneiderlin will be an Arsenal player by the end of...

Arsenal drop below Aston Villa in Injury League final table

Despite a rough start, Arsenal's fitness has been stellar as reflected in the season's final Injury League table. Since the end of March, Arsenal have...

Tottenham now favourites to land Schneiderlin

According to a number of reports on Wednesday, the bookies are slashing the odds on Morgan Schneiderlin moving to Tottenham this summer. The midfielder, who...

Southampton move for Schneiderlin replacement

Arsenal have been constantly linked for a move for Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin for well over a year now. The defensive midfielder, who wanted to leave...

Schneiderlin speaks about Arsenal interest & we dig into the rumours

Morgan Schneiderlin seems destined for a summer move to Arsenal...or does he?

FA investigate Chambers deal but won't say why

The FA have opened an investigation into Calum Chambers transfer from Southampton to Arsenal but won't reveal why or what they are looking for.

Report - Southampton man agrees to join Arsenal

Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal to bring Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin to the club.

Wenger no problem with fan who confronted him during Southampton game...

After Arsenal's defeat on the south coast, Arsene Wenger was asked for his opinion on the fan who ran on to mock him. As Arsenal...

Wind affected Southampton’s first goal says Mertesacker

Per Mertesacker is not likely to win any friends with his explanation of Southampton’s first goal on New Year’s Day. In what was a sequence...