Southampton will face holders Arsenal in the FA Cup fourth round this weekend.
Southampton knocked out Shrewsbury in the last round while the Gunners needed extra time to beat Newcastle.
The Saints came out of the historic cup at this point last season, losing to fellow north Londoners Tottenham.
Arsenal, meanwhile, have won the cup and are in good shape lately.
The winner of this meeting will face either Chorley or Wolves in the fifth round.
Southampton v Arsenal: how to listen
This game will start at 12:17 p.m. on Saturday, January 23.
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Southampton v Arsenal: team news
Southampton striker Danny Ings is back in contention for Arsenal’s visit.
Ings, who recently recovered from a hamstring injury, was isolated after testing positive for coronavirus and missed the Saints’ last two games.
Southampton made seven changes to the midweek cup victory over Shrewsbury and still have a long injury list, which includes the latest casualty Will Smallbone, who will be out for six months after damaging knee ligaments.
Arsenal, meanwhile, could make their debut at Mat Ryan after the goalkeeper was loaned out by Brighton on Friday.
The Gunners are likely to shuffle their pack and Ryan could go straight in for Bernd Leno.
Pablo Mari is missing but Dani Ceballos will undergo a late fitness test on his own calf complaint and could be involved.
Southampton v Arsenal: What has been said?
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl challenged his side to beat Arsenal twice in four days as they prepared to meet in the Cup first this weekend and then in the League on Tuesday.
“I’d rather win both to be honest, if it’s possible we will, but I know it’s difficult,” said the 53-year-old Austrian.
“Yes, we have the chance to do it, I think. Today we can beat any team in the league, we’ve shown it, especially at home.
“I think that’s the goal we have. Yes, difficult as always, but not impossible. “
If Southampton beat Arsenal on Saturday and advance to the fifth round, they will be in six games in 19 days, but Hasenhuttl is nowhere near sacrificing the cup.
“It’s a busy time now with a lot of games to come. We have an FA Cup week, if you will, two games a week in the Cup, ”he said.
“It’s a new challenge and in this competition we want to go as far as possible.”
Southampton v Arsenal: statistics and facts about the match
- Southampton have won only one of their last nine encounters with Arsenal in all competitions (D3 L5), a 3-2 league victory in December 2018.
- Arsenal have won their previous four FA Cup games against Southampton, winning the trophy in the last three times they have beaten the Saints (1979, 2003, 2017).
- Southampton have won just three of their last 17 FA Cup appearances against Premier League opponents, beating Blackpool in 2010-11, and Watford and West Brom on their way to the semi-final in 2017-18.
- Arsenal have won 11 of their last 12 away FA Cup games, losing the other to Nottingham Forest in January 2018.
- Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored in his four FA Cup appearances, scoring six goals in total in the competition. The last Gunners player to score in five consecutive FA Cup appearances was Marc Overmars between May 1998 and February 1999.