by Bulldog Drummond
In the Cup we have progressed from 16 of the 20 FA Cup fourth round ties contested under Mr Wenger, losing only to Leeds (1996/97), Leicester (1999/2000), Bolton (2005/06) and Stoke (2009/10). Better still we have won the last five away FA Cup matches in a row – although we have never in the history of the club (at least as far as I can work out) won six consecutive away FA Cup ties.
In the FA Cup Southampton’s record against us is fairly poor…
|21.03.1979||6th round replay||Arsenal||2-0||Southampton|
*Played on neutral grounds of course.
As for the League, the history of the games doesn’t look too wonderful from Southampton’s point of view…
|Date||Home Team||Score||Away team|
We can see three Southampton victories here, highlighted in bold, but not much else for them to get excited about. Except of course that they beat us in the league cup this year as they did in 2015.
For the league cup defeat this season our team was
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Jenkinson Gabriel Holding Gibbs
Reine-Adelaid Ramsey Iwobi
There is no chance of a team like that playing today. So, who might we have?
I will go with
Lucas Iwobi The Ox
Gibbs Mustafi Gabriel Bellerin
I don’t think Theo will come straight back from a lay off, and although it won’t please him I suspect Alexis will be given a break to play with his dogs. Likewise Koscielny needs a break and I think Ozil will be given a rest too.