SAINTS midfielder Oriol Romeu believes the club will be able to claw some points back in their upcoming run of games.

The St Mary’s side play Arsenal in their first game back after the international break but then have a host of winnable fixtures.

They’ll play Watford, Norwich, Newcastle, West Ham and Aston Villa next month.

Saturday’s defeat to Everton leaves the south coast team three points adrift of safety in the relegation zone with a shocking goal difference.

But after picking up just two wins in their opening 12 games, Romeu has highlighted the importance of adding to that total in December.

Romeu said: “We can scratch some points and get back to where we want to be.

“We’ve got Arsenal next, which is going to be hard, but after that we’ve got five games and there we need to be really sharp.

“We need to be braver, more clinical and score more goals.”

When manager Ralph Hasenhuttl arrived at the club last December, he oversaw two wins on the bounce which helped kickstart the club's survival push.

Those crucial victories came against Arsenal and Huddersfield, which should give his players belief ahead of their trip to the Emirates.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is said to be edging closer to the sack, with Saturday's defeat to Leicester being another blow to his hopes of staying in a job.

Saints could use this uncertainty to their advantage and pull off a shock win at the Emirates.