Paul Merson has backed Arsenal to ease to victory over Southampton in the Premier League tonight.
Arsenal have won their last two competitive matches, while Saints suffered a 3-0 home defeat to defending English champions Manchester City.
Merson, a former Arsenal player, believes that Arsene Wenger’s side will pick up all three points at the Emirates tonight.
“Southampton have done really well so far - they’ve not let in many goals, they’ve won matches - but they haven’t played any of the really big boys until now,” the 46-year-old wrote on Skysports.com.
“Manchester City beat them quite comfortably, and I think Arsenal will do the same. They’ve tightened up at the back and look decent at the moment.”
Arsenal have struggled for points and wins so far this season, but in the last two matches the North London outfit have shown signs of improvement.
Defensively the Gunners have looked solid, and that could prove to be the key against Southampton tonight.