Arsenal will be out to register their second win of the season when they host Southampton on Saturday.
The Gunners have had a bad start and only boast of one win since the season started and it was away to Watford. Prior to that, Arsenal had lost 4-3 to Liverpool in their opening match of the season continuing a bad home record in the season opener. The loss to Liverpool means that Arsenal have won just one of their last six Premier League opening fixtures.
The Gunners are currently five points adrift of the leaders Manchester City, Chelsea and United. While it may be early days, Arsenal are desperate to win in order to keep up with the early leaders. Arsenal had one of the best home records last season, picking up 12 wins at the Emirates and they will look back to this for inspiration against the Saints. Manager Arsene Wenger will be glad to welcome back Aaron Ramsey who has recovered from a hamstring injury. New signing Shkodran Mustafi is also expected to play after shaking of an injury he sustained on international duty.
Southampton managed to hold the Gunners in February and it is a result they will be out to repeat or improve on. Furthermore, the Saints who are yet to win at the Emirates in 29 years have generally a good record against the Gunners. They have lost just once in the last six matches in all competitions and even managed three wins.
Liverpool who have won just once this season, host champions Leicester also on Saturday with both teams keen to kick start their season. The Reds beat Arsenal 4-3 in the season opener only to lose 2-0 against Burnley and drawing 1-1 with Tottenham in what has not been a very convincing start. The Foxxes on the other hand lost their season opener 2-1 to Hull City, drew with Arsenal before beating Swansea. Both teams have the potential to score goals and with their pace, it should a frenetic and open game.