Southampton, on the other hand, is rooted to the bottom of the table, four points from safety, and without a win in their last six matches.
Despite their poor form, Southampton have been a tad more robust on the road recently, conceding just two goals in their last four away league matches.
However, they have struggled to score, managing just one goal in their last five away league outings, and are now winless in 6.
If the Saints want any chance of survival this season, Selles’ men need to pull of a miracle against a title-challenging team that will be desperate to put things right.
“It has been desperate from the very first second,” Selles told reporters. “We are running out of time and the games are less and less.”
Players to watch:
Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus is one the main attractions of the match. Gabriel Jesus has found the back of the net nine times in the current Premier League season. With Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli, and Bukayo Saka having already scored 10+ each, this could be only the second season in which four Arsenal players reach double figures in the competition (Cazorla, Giroud, Podolski & Walcott in 2012/13).
James Ward-Prowse is never far from the thoughts of Southampton fans, and with good reason too. He has been one of the standout performers for the club this season, having already scored nine goals in all competitions (6 of those away from home).
The Englishman could reach double figures for the second time in his career, having scored 11 goals in the previous campaign.