North London giants Arsenal have hit a roadblock in the Premier League ahead of their game with Southampton and a return to winning ways would firmly be on the agenda for manager Mikel Arteta and his players.

Arsenal started the current Premier League season poorly with zero point, zero goal scored and nine goals conceded at the end of the first three matches against fellow London team Brentford, capital rivals Chelsea and defending champions Manchester City. The Gunners were able to recover from that bad start to go on an eight-match unbeaten run from September to the middle of November before it was ended at Liverpool.

The Gunners have now lost three of their last four Premier League games including the defeat to Liverpool on the back of a run of eight games without defeat. As a matter of fact, the North Londoners have lost their last two Premier League outings to Manchester United and Everton. To this effect, it is important for Arsenal to get back to winning ways when they take on Southampton later this week. The Gunners are favouritesfor their home clash with the Saints according to the soccer betting odds from various soccer betting sites.

Arsenal have won one of their last four games in the league and that was against Newcastle United at home. The Gunners were said to be massive favourites to pick up the three points at stake according to various soccer betting sites and they did just that thanks to the 2-0 win courtesy goals from Englishman Bukayo Saka and substitute Gabriel Martinelli.

The Gunners have seen the hopes for a top-four finish dwindle with the recent defeats and only a win over Southampton will get them back on track. On their part, Southampton have drawn their last two league games since the heavy beating at Liverpool and they have a six-point cushion over the relegation zone in 16th spot with 16 points after 15 games.