League Cup finalists Southampton host Arsenal this evening (5.30pm kick-off) in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Claude Puel’s side completed a sensational semi-final victory over Liverpool in midweek by winning 1-0 at Anfield, with Shane Long’s late goal sending the Saints through 2-0 on aggregate.
It means that they will play Manchester United in the final after Jose Mourinho’s men got the better of Hull on Thursday night, although both have key games to worry about before the Wembley showpiece.
The Saints return to cup action this evening when Arsene Wenger’s Gunners visit St Mary’s, with the two already having met in a domestic cup competition this season, with Puel’s men winning 2-0 at the Emirates in the League Cup quarter-final.
With both teams having won their last few matches, it should be an intriguing cup tie on the South Coast this evening, and thus we’ve analysed the THREE key battles that could decide who progresses into the last 16…