Claude Puel has seen his new Southampton side struggle to only gain one point from the first three games of the season, but he believes his team is better than that and will give Arsenal a run for their money in Saturday’s game at the Emirates. “It’s a difficult game for us, but it will also be difficult for Arsenal because we have plenty of qualities in our team,” Puel told saintsfc.co.uk.
“They have come back with all of the international players and now it’s a complete team of Arsenal after the transfer window closed.
“It’s a good challenge for us to see our level and I hope to see all of the progress that we are making on the pitch.
“It’s difficult for both coaches to prepare for this game because of the international break, but it’s the same for Arsenal and we have to be ready.”
“I think it’s important that we come back to Southampton with a good result and to be rewarded for the work that the players have put in,”
“The difference between the quality on the pitch and the results of the first three games has been big, and that’s a disappointment.
“Of course it’s interesting for the future, but now it’s important to take points.”
Of course the points are just as important for Arsenal, and despite our abysmal recent record against Southampton it is imperative that the Gunners must end the game with all three points, or find ourselves dropping even further away from the top of the table….