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Having found their attacking mojo in the English Premier League game at Aston Villa, Arsenal will now look for a similar performance in front of their own fans at the Emirates when they host Southampton in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

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The game is scheduled for a 7.45 pm local time (12.15 am IST, 2.45 pm ET) start with no live coverage in India. The League Cup third round match can be watched via live streaming online HERE. Listen to the action in the UK on BBC Radio 5 Live or HERE. Viewers in the USA can watch Arsenal vs Southampton on Bein Sports Connect.

Middle East and North Africa viewers can live stream the match HERE. International viewers, including India, can also watch the match live online HERE.

The League Cup is a trophy that Arsene Wenger still hasn't won, and the manager and his players will be keen to get off to a perfect start in the tournament this season.

However, they have been dealt with a difficult draw in the shape of Southampton, who are flying high in the Premier League at the moment, in second place and having picked up a point more than Arsenal.

"They are miracle workers at Southampton," said Wenger. "Everybody expected them to collapse, they lost the spine of their team, they lost their manager and they bounced back in such a way.

"I must say that when I saw them against Liverpool [on the opening day of the Premier League season] when they lost, I thought straight away that this team is very strong and very good.

"Ronald Koeman has a great experience as a coach. He knows the game, he doesn't know the English league but he knows the Dutch league and has bought good replacements. All the players they brought in basically come from just over the channel, from Holland. He has done a great job."

Despite the strength of their opponents, though, Wenger is expected to make quite a few changes to his side, with midfielder Abou Diaby set for his first senior Arsenal start in over a year.

"He's a giant, mentally," said Wenger about Diaby who has been alarmingly unfortunate with injuries during his Arsenal career. "To do what he has done, with the severe injuries he has had... he comes back every time, is dedicated and he deserves a lot of respect.

"I'm a huge believer in his quality and I'm sad as well that he couldn't show it more. If there is some justice, the future will be much better for him."

Along with Diaby, another player to watch out for will be David Ospina, who could make his debut, while youngsters Hector Bellerin, Chuba Akpom, Isaac Hayden and Semi Ajayi could all feature.

"On Tuesday night you might see Hector Bellerin, Francis Coquelin and Isaac Hayden," Wenger revealed. "In the squad we have Chuba Akpom and Semi Ajayi as well. These are the players that are the closest [to the first team].

"I have a big squad and we will still have a team of experienced players, and we want to do well in this competition."

Southampton, on the other hand are not expected to make too many changes to their side, with Koeman set to name several of the regulars, much like he did in the Capital One Cup second round win over Millwall last month.

"We've prepared ourselves, even though we don't know what Arsenal's starting lineup will be," Koeman said. "We have to be concentrated and focused game-by-game because the next game is the most important.

"We don't have time to train seriously because we're recovering after the match at Swansea, but we did a short session today, and now we have to travel and prepare. We've had a good start to the season, and now we have to work hard to continue that.

"We'd like to go on in the League Cup, and for that reason we will take it very seriously."

Team news: Arsenal: There are no new injury worries for Wenger, but the likes of Yaya Sanogo and Nacho Monreal remain ruled out along with long-term injury victims Theo Walcott, Serge Gnabry and Olivier Giroud. Wenger also confirmed Mathieu Debuchy is set for a spell of three months on the sidelines after undergoing surgery for an ankle inju7ry he sustained in the 2-2 draw against Manchester City ten days ago.

Southampton: Koeman will be without defenders Maya Yoshida and Toby Alderweireld along with midfielder James Ward-Prowse. Summer signing Sadio Mane, though, could make his debut, after work permit issues delayed his link up with his new team.

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