Mark Hughes is expected to make changes for the trip to Arsenal following the demoralising 3-0 defeat to West Ham United. If the Saints boss sticks with a 4-4-2, Shane Long or Guido Carrillo may replace Manolo Gabbiadini up front. Alternatively, in a 4-2-3-1, Sofiane Boufal could be a viable starter in place of the Italian. James Ward-Prowse is another who may push for a recall either out wide or in central midfield. Oriol Romeu will be pushing for a start in the middle of the park, though. Changes are perhaps less likely in defence, but Maya Yoshida could be an option at centre-back, particularly if Hughes considers switching to a three-man defence. Steven Davis (hamstring) remains doubtful.
Cedric – Hoedt – Stephens – Bertrand
Ward-Prowse – Lemina– Tadic – Romeu
Long – Austin