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Is Southampton vs Arsenal on TV today? Kick-off time, channel and how to watch FA Cup fixture

Jack Rathborn
·2-min read
<p>Walcott is closed down by Tierney Silva</p> (Getty)

Walcott is closed down by Tierney Silva


Southampton play their second FA Cup match of the week after easing past Shrewsbury in the third round and now hosting Arsenal in the fourth round at St Mary’s.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side responded well midweek after succumbing to Leicester City last weekend, which leaves them in ninth, two points ahead of the Gunners.

Arsenal continued their resurgence last time out with a comfortable win over Newcastle, including a double from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and one from Bukayo Saka.

Both teams fought to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates earlier this season, with Aubameyang also scoring that day in response to Theo Walcott scoring against his former club.

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Arteta admits the Gunners are looking at strengthening during the January transfer window: "We are in that process now. We have done the first part more or less and we are focusing now on the second phase. Obviously this market and the context makes it difficult, but we are looking at options and we will see what we can do.

"We are looking at various positions because the movement we have made in this window with some players leaving the club has left us a little bit short in certain areas. So if we can, we will do it and if we can't, we will keep going with what we have."

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

When is the game?

The match kicks off at 12:15pm GMT on Saturday, 23 January 2021.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be screened live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate. Subscribers can watch the fixture via the BT Sport app and desktop website. Coverage will begin at 11:45am GMT.


Southampton XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Walcott, Ings, Adams

Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Cedric, Elneny, Xhaka, Pepe, Willian, Martinelli, Nketiah


Southampton - 21/10

Draw - 23/10

Arsenal - 13/10


Arsenal are rolling right now but Saints will be confident of advancing in this well-matched tie. We’ll lean towards the home side in a close one, which could go to extra-time, but Ings being available is the difference-maker, so we’ll go with the hosts to advance with a 2-1 victory.

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