Paul Ince states his prediction for Southampton v Arsenal

The former Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince is tipping Arsenal to ease to a 3-1 win against Southampton at St Mary's on Sunday

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Paul Ince is tipping Arsenal to ease to a 3-1 win against Southampton at St Mary’s in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Gunners will make the trip to the south coast this weekend looking to make a swift return to winning ways at the Saints.

Arsenal missed out on a 13th successive home victory and fourth successive Premier League win last weekend after Manchester United were convincing 3-1 winners at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger’s men responded in the Europa League on Thursday night thanks to a 6-0 win against BATE Borisov as the Arsenal boss fielded a second string side at The Emirates.

Southampton were unfortunate to lose 2-1 to Premier League leaders Manchester City earlier this month after Raheem Sterling scored a last-gasp winner at The Etihad.

Former Liverpool midfielder Ince is tipping Arsenal to ease to a 3-1 victory over Southampton at St Mary’s in Sunday’s early game in the Premier League.

“Judging off how Arsenal played against Man United last week – even though they were defeated – it’s hard not to see them being Saints here,” Ince told the Daily Express.

“It’s good to see Charlie Austin back on the scoresheet, so maybe he can find a goal for the home side, but I believe Arsene Wenger’s side will dominate this one.”

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last term to miss out on a Champions League spot.

The Gunners scored seven times in victories at Southampton in the FA Cup and the Premier League last term.

Southampton managed to win 2-0 at Arsenal in the League Cup at the start of the 2016-17 season.

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