Southampton are hoping to get back on their feet against Arsenal after their drubbing by Chelsea last weekend in a game both sides need to win.

Southampton's Austrian manager Ralph Hasenhuttl reacts during the English FA cup quarter-final football match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, Southern England on March 20, 2022. -(Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Southampton’s Austrian manager Ralph Hasenhuttl reacts during the English FA cup quarter-final football match between Southampton and Manchester City at St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, Southern England on March 20, 2022. -(Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal’s need going in to this game might seem more urgent than that of Southampton, who are pretty much safe from relegation and have little to play for.

A win for them, however, could catapult them further up the table depending on other results.

Defeat for Arsenal, with Chelsea, Manchester United and West Ham next up, however, would put a massive dent in their hopes of claiming a top four spot.

Speaking before the game, Saints manager, Ralph Hasenhüttl is hoping his side can take advantage of Arsenal’s form more than we can take advantage of theirs.

“We have to show on Saturday we have the answers, especially for how we want to defend,” Hasenhüttl said.

“We have a strong opponent coming on the weekend and we want to show a different face.

“They have the same situation as we have now,” he continued. “They have lost twice and are trying to find answers.

“You see how tough it is, also for them. They have a different target, they want to come in the Champions League and have some injury problems now that they feel, I think, and still is a team that is also on the way up.

“They did a good job this season so far. A young team and as always with young teams, you see there are some ups and downs.

“For us it’s important to cause them some issues as if you don’t, then it’s easy for them to win games.”

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