Southampton vs Arsenal Live Football Score 23 Jan 2021
NAME: Southampton – Arsenal
DATE: 23 Jan 2021
TIME: 12:15 UTC
VENUE: St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, England
One of the standout ties in the fourth round of the FA Cup will take place at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon as Southampton welcome fellow Premier League club Arsenal.
Southampton beat Shrewsbury Town 2-0 on Tuesday night to book their spot in round four, while Arsenal advanced courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United earlier this month.Southampton were originally due to take on Shrewsbury in the third round on January 9, but the match had to be rearranged after a coronavirus outbreak at the League One club; the fixture finally took place on Tuesday night, and it was a straightforward 2-0 success for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.The Saints have only won the FA Cup on one previous occasion, lifting the trophy in 1976 courtesy of a famous victory over Manchester United, with Bobby Stokes netting the only goal of the contest.
Southampton reached the final back in 2003, though, losing to Arsenal, as Robert Pires’s first-half strike proved enough for Arsene Wenger’s side to lift the trophy once again.Hasenhuttl’s team will enter this game off the back of successive home victories, including a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the Premier League at the start of the month, and an excellent 2020-21 campaign to date has left the club in ninth spot in the table ahead of their next league game on January 26, which is also against Arsenal
Having played an almost entirely different side in midweek for the visit of the Shrews, Ralph Hasenhuttl will doubtlessly revert to some of his more regular senior stars on Saturday, although for both sides we can expect there to be changes from the certified ‘full strength’.Returning to Europe in some capacity is high up on the Arsenal wishlist this season, and while initial hopes were that this would be in the Champions League, that dream appears beyond their grasp. Due to that, an FA Cup triumph could prove to be their best avenue back into the Europa League. No route into the competition is straightforward, and Southampton will take some beating. Here is your preview of Saturday’s clash.
How to on TV
When Is Kick Off? Saturday 23 January
What Time Is Kick Off? 12:15 (GMT)
Where Is it Played? St Mary’s Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? BT Sport (UK) fuboTV (USA)
Referee? Peter Bankes