Southampton: Forster, Alderweireld, Fonte, Gardos, Bertrand, Wanyama, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Mane, Tadic, Pelle
Subs: Davis, Yoshida, Reed, Long, Isgrove, McCarthy, Targett
Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Coquelin, Chambers, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Rosicky, Alexis
Subs: Martinez, Monreal, Bellerin, Maitland-Niles, Campbell, Walcott, Akpom
- Arsenal have won seven and lost just one of their nine New Year’s Day fixtures in Premier League history. The one draw came away against Southampton in 2013.
- There have been five red cards in just six Premier League meetings between Arsenal and Southampton at St Mary’s.
- Arsene Wenger has come up against Ronald Koeman on eight occasions, winning just two matches, drawing four and losing two.
- Southampton are without a win in 10 Premier League meetings with the Gunners (D4 L6)