Arsenal meet Southampton at St Mary’s at 3pm UK time on Saturday.
The match Arsenal must win if they have any hope of securing a spot in the top four this season.
Southampton is 14 years oldy in the league with 36 points from 31 games, which means they are basically safe from relegation and have little left to play for this season.
Meanwhile, Arsenal 5y in the Premier League, and started the weekend three points clear of Tottenham with a game in hand.
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Why did Lacazette miss Southampton?
Before the match, Arsenal fired his team an hour before kick-off.
The team was largely expected, with main stars Thomas Partey and Kieran Tierney absent.
Elsewhere, Alexandre Lacazette, who was said to have missed training earlier this week, was also absent.
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Now, an official explanation has been given for the striker’s absence, with Lacazette reportedly suffering from the disease on Friday:
No Lacazette again today in training, he wasn’t in Colney at all. He was ill. Looks like Arteta will have to make another change tomorrow.
– Charles Watts (@charles_watts) April 15, 2022
The ailment in question has been confirmed to be Covid-19:
Arsenal have confirmed that Alexandre Lacazette will miss today’s match after testing positive for Covid https://t.co/TmpRHr5UlN
– Art de Roché (ArtdeRoche) April 16, 2022
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