“Even though Arsenal are in great form and Southampton have found playing at home difficult, this is no foregone conclusion,” the former Celtic manager has written on Titanbet.co.uk.
“I’m backing Arsenal to win, but it won’t be easy for Arsene Wenger’s side. Goalscorers – Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey and Sadio Mane.”
Arsenal will head into the game against Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium on Boxing Day as favourites.
Arsene Wenger’s side will head into the encounter on the back of a 2-1 victory over title rivals Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.
The North London outfit have won all four of their competitive matches in December, and the fans will want the team to make it five out of five.
Southampton are going through a bad spell at the moment and lost yet again last weekend.
Ronald Koeman’s side went down 2-0 to Tottenham Hotspur at home and suffered a 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in their previous match.