Southampton take on Arsenal on Sunday in a game that not many will expect the Saints to take anything from.
The Gunners are currently on a 22-game unbeaten run and are looking to pick up another win in order to keep up their hunt for the top four. Southampton, however, have only picked up two points over their last six games.
Ralph Hasenhuttl has a lot of work to do if he wants to change the fortunes of Southampton but in fairness, there’s the basis of a good squad. Contrary to BBC pundit, Mark Lawrenson’s comments, Southampton might not need to spend £50-60 million next month.
Southampton have a terrible fixture list up ahead as they face West Ham, Man City and Chelsea over the next few weeks. Moreover, after losing to Cardiff City, there’s even more pressure on the club to pick up the win against Huddersfield.
Against Cardiff, we got an insight into how Hasenhuttl will play going forward and on paper, it looks like a side that could definitely stay up. Stuart Armstrong has been a superb signing, Oriol Romeu is a very solid midfielder while Yan Valery looks like he could turn out to be a potential star. Furthermore, with Danny Ings back fit, they have a striker that can score them the goals they need to stay up if they can keep him healthy.
Saints may need to dip into the transfer window next month but they certainly don’t need to spend big money.
Thoughts Southampton fans?