Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that Southampton are capable of a top four finish.
The Saints have conceded just five goals in the opening 11 League matches with manager Mauricio Pochettino targeting Champions League football.
The Frenchman said: “You cannot rule anybody out. If they can keep their defensive record they can be very ambitious.
“If you look at the quality of their work and the players they have in the England team plus the players that could go in the national team, it’s great what they have achieved.”