Press conference

Wenger - There should be goals in Saints game

Having scored six in midweek against BATE Borisov, it is clear that our attacking game is in rude health - and Arsene Wenger expects more goals at Southampton on Sunday.

There have been 15 goals in the last five games against the Saints, and with the array of attacking players on display this weekend, the Arsenal manager says that trend wis likely to continue.

“There should be goals because they are an offensive team as well, with offensive potential,” Wenger said.

“They have Charlie Austin back now, and of course they have players like Tadic, Redmond, Boufal who are all very strong offensively. They have a good technical level as a team and both side can create chances so there could be goals there.

“The result against Everton and the quality of their performance against Bournemouth [shows Southampton are back on the rise].

“I thought in the second half they always looked dangerous against Bournemouth and capable of scoring - it is true that if you look at the number of goals they scored and the quality of their last two performances, it looks like they are coming back to a much more dangerous team.”

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