Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl names one aspect of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side which is ‘unstoppable’

Arsenal Training Session
Arteta is yet to see sustained improvement form his players (Picture: Getty)

Ralph Hasenhuttl insists there is never a good time to play Arsenal and said the Gunners’ speed is ‘unstoppable’.

Mikel Arteta’s side travel to Southampton on Thursday having lost both their Premier League games since the restart of the 2019/20 season.

Arsenal are languishing in tenth in the table and facing an injury crisis, but Southampton boss Hasenhuttl heaped praise on the Gunners and Arteta.

‘He has a strong team – it’s never or a good moment [to play them],’ Hasenhuttl said ahead of the game at St Mary’s.

‘It’s always difficult because they have quality, they have fantastic players and it’s always to play the game.

‘Even if they have a few injuries, the quality is so big they can absolutely hit back immediately and if you give them a little space, they are unstoppable with their speed.

‘We must really take care, really pay attention of everything and finally make it a very good game.’

Ralph Hasenhuttl Southampton Training Session
Hasenhuttl is wary of Arsenal’s speed (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal have several key players out injured and will be without David Luiz again as he serves the final game of his suspension.

Pablo Mari, Granit Xhaka, Bernd Leno, Cedric Soares and Lucas Torreira are all expected to miss the Southampton game through injury.

Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League took a big hit with the loss to Brighton, with the Gunners side now eleven points off fourth place.

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