2 targets Southampton fans should get excited about in January

Hatem Ben Arfa

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Hatem Ben Arfa showed us in glimpses what he could do when he was at Newcastle United, and he could make a return to the Premier League with Southampton in January.

The French international worked with Puel at Nice last season before they went their separate ways, with Ben Arfa earning a move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

However, it hasn’t worked out at all for the 29-year-old, who has not started a game for Unai Emery’s side since 9th September.

He has been asked at times to train alone and, although he has made a few substitute appearances in recent weeks, it doesn’t seem like he is going to break into the starting XI any time soon.

Puel appears willing to give his compatriot a chance at Southampton, such was his great form at Nice, and could move for him in January.

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