• Arsenal have not lost a home league game against Southampton since November 1987, winning 13 and drawing five of their 18 matches since.
  • Only Arsenal (22) have won more points in the Barclays Premier League since the start of September than Southampton (18).
  • Southampton's win ratio against Arsenal in the Premier League (14%) is the lowest of any side they've played more than three times in the competition.
  • The Gunners have not failed to score in two successive Premier League games since August 2012.
  • Arsenal have the chance to win five successive Premier League games at the Emirates for the first time since April 2012.
  • Southampton have conceded just eight goals in their last 14 Premier League games and have never conceded more than once in a match during this run.
  • Southampton have faced fewer shots on target than any other side in the Premier League this season (31).
  • Southampton have conceded six or more goals in six different Premier League games – the last two of which have been away at Arsenal (Sept 2012 and May 2003).
  • Aaron Ramsey has netted 11 times in 18 competitive appearances for Arsenal this season, this after scoring 11 in his previous 150 competitive appearances for the club before 2013-14.
  • Of the seven players to have a league-high four assists so far this season, three are Arsenal players (Giroud, Ozil and Ramsey).