Southampton’s victory over ‘cheating’ Arsenal has turned the tide of opinion in the media


Glorious goal: Nathaniel Clyne (second right) celebrates the winner (Picture: Reuters)

It would appear the tide has turned in the world of the football pundit.

The solemn faced ‘Ides of March’ style warnings that ‘Southampton are in meltdown’ and ‘will really struggle this season’ have been replaced by the patronising tones of someone stood with legs slightly bent, hands on their knees, saying, ‘Wow! We didn’t see this one coming did we boys and girls? WELL DONE SOUTHAMPTON!’

This swing in opinion has come after Saints registered their fifth win on the bounce last night, away at Arsenal no less, and it was no fluke.

Ronald Koeman has got his side playing nice football, with a passion and intensity that is causing every team they face problems, and the new signings are seeing the memories of Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren et al become ever more distant.

Two more new faces made their full…

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