Sep 23, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
Arsenal
1-2
Southampton
Sanchez (14')
Rosicky (88'), Wilshere (92')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Tadic (20' pen.), Clyne (40')
Wanyama (26'), Forster (92'), Pelle (93')

Preview: Arsenal vs. Southampton

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger gestures during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 15, 2014
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Sports Mole looks ahead to Wednesday's third-round clash between Arsenal and Southampton in the League Cup.

Arsenal get their League Cup campaign underway on Tuesday night when they welcome in-form Southampton to the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners head into the match on the back of Saturday's 3-0 victory at Aston Villa in the Premier League - a result that saw them end a winless run of three games.

Arsene Wenger's side reached the fourth round of last season's competition before suffering a 2-0 defeat at home to London rivals Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Southampton travel to the capital full of confidence thanks to an impressive run of four straight wins in all competitions.

Three of those victories have come in the Premier League, moving the Saints up to second place in the table.

The hosts, who are still without Mathieu Debuchy, Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud and Jack Wilshere, are expected to rest a number of first-team players for the match. James Ward-Prowse and Maya Yoshida are both doubts for the Saints, though the pair are expected to be available.

Recent form

Arsenal: DWDDLW

Southampton: LDWWWW

Possible starting lineups

Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Mertesacker, Gibbs; Arteta, Rosicky; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Podolski; Welbeck

Southampton: Forster; Clyne, Yoshida, Fonte, Bertrand; Schneiderlin, Cork, Ward-Prowse, Tadic; Long, Pelle

Sports Mole says: 2-1

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger looks on during the English Premier League football match against Manchester United on August 28, 2011
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