2 targets Southampton fans should get excited about in January
Hatem Ben Arfa
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.