Southampton are without Carlton Palmer, who is suspended, while the England Under-21 player Matthew Oakley is poised to start his first game for two months after recovering from a back injury. Another glimmer of hope for the Saints could emerge in the form of Mark Hughes, who, fresh from captaining the Welsh to a 3-2 win over Belarus, returns to the attack after missing the home defeat against Manchester United through suspension.
ARSENAL (from): Seaman, Dixon, Keown, Adams, Bould, Winterburn, Grimandi, Vivas, Garde, Parlour, Ljungberg, Vieira, Hughes, Bergkamp, Anelka, Wreh, Manninger.
SOUTHAMPTON (from): Jones, Warner, Benali, Lundekvam, Monkou, Oakley, Howells, Bridge, Le Tissier, Ostenstad, Hughes, Beattie, Marshall, Basham, Ripley, Gibbens, Hiley, Moss.
Injuries: Arsenal: Petit. Southampton: None.
Suspensions: Arsenal: None. Southampton: Palmer.Reuse content