Southampton vs Arsenal team news: Alexis Sanchez starts as lone striker and Calum Chambers moved up to midfield

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Arsene Wenger has moved Alexis Sanchez from the wing to start up front as the lone striker for the Gunners' Premier League trip to Southampton today.

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Olivier Giroud is serving the second of his three-match suspension for head-butting Nedum Onuoha in the Gunners' 2-1 win over QPR on Boxing Day. Danny Welbeck is not in the squad after picking up a thigh injury.

Elsewhere, defender Calum Chambers, who signed from Southampton in the summer, has moved up to midfielder to replace Mathieu Flamini. Tomas Rosicky is in for Welbeck.

Southampton: Forster, Alderweireld, Fonte, Gardos, Bertrand, Wanyama, S. Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Mane, Pellè.

Subs: K. Davis, Yoshida, Long, Isgrove, Reed, McCarthy, Targett.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Coquelin, Chambers, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Rosicky, Sanchez.

Subs: Martinez, Monreal, Bellerin, Maitland-Niles, Campbell, Walcott, Akpom

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