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For Arsenal (sixth place, 51 points), it’s a chance to stay in the top six, in pursuit of a Europa League spot next season. They can win the Europa League this season to qualify for the Champions League, but making the Champions League this season through Premier League play is nearly impossible as the team is 16 points back of fourth place.
For Southampton (18th place, 28 points), they are in the drop zone and three points from safety. They need points and fast, but after this they still have one less match played than the others. A win would be great, but a draw wouldn’t be a bad result.
Arsenal will host Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday, in a match of far greater importance to the visitors than the hosts.The Saints are mired in the relegation zone, two points behind 17th-placed Crystal Palace, albeit with a game in hand.
Although defeat against the Gunners would not seal Southampton’s fate, it would leave Mark Hughes’ side in an extremely precarious position, especially seeing as their next Premier League opponents after the Arsenal game will be fifth-placed Chelsea.
One small glimmer of hope for Southampton is that Arsenal travel to CSKA Moscow next week for the second leg of the UEFA Europa League quarter final, so the Gunners are likely to rest some of their key players and will be keen to avoid injuries to any of their starting XI.
Nevertheless, even a weakened Arsenal side was strong enough to sweep aside Stoke City at the Emirates Stadium last weekend, although the result was more convincing than the Gunners’ performance.