Charlie Nicholas predicts Arsenal will return to winning ways against Southampton.
Arsenal has not won any of their last five league games and that poor run of form has seen them drop down the table to sixth behind newcomers, Sheffield United.
The International Break was a welcome relief as it gave the players time to rest and recover for those who were not involved with their country, while others had a welcome distraction with their national team.
With the players now back and preparing for the next round of games, this weekend may be the weekend that Arsenal eventually returns to form according to Charlie Nicholas.
The former Gunners star reckons that the fact that the likes of Lacazette have been well-rested during the international break could be very helpful to the team as they return to action.
Writing for Sky Sports, Nicholas reckons “Alexandre Lacazette was not on international duty and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been a bit quiet recently, so it is time for Arsenal to get back to winning ways. They are sixth in table and have been awful. Chelsea are going to Manchester City, which could bring back a little belief once more that the top four is achievable. These are the games you are expected to win and Arsenal will win”
Southampton is also struggling at the moment, they were beaten 9-0 at home by Leicester City, however, they were not disgraced in the loss to Man City last time out.
Nicholas reckons the final score will be 4-1 and I am with him in that it will be a comfortable Arsenal win.