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Mikel Arteta says Arsenal and Southampton are hurting ahead of Hampshire clash


Mikel Arteta believes both Arsenal and Southampton will be “hurting” ahead of the Premier League meeting between the sides at St Mary’s on Saturday. Arsenal had been on an impressive run and boosted their chances of finishing in a coveted top four spot having lost just once in 11 games before they suffered successive defeats against Crystal Palace and Brighton. Southampton, however, are without a win in their last five matches and were hammered 6-0 at home by Chelsea in the last round of fixtures. Arteta believes both sides will be feeling the effects of recent defeats.

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