SAINTS: Aribo stars in Arsenal programme


Joe Aribo is the star of Sunday’s matchday programme as Southampton prepare to take on Premier League leaders Arsenal at St Mary’s.

One of ten summer signings, Aribo chats about how he’s settled into his new life on the south coast in an extended feature interview.

Other topics include his rise from non-league to the top flight, his experiences of European and international football, and why the Londoner is desperate to upset a host of his friends back home by toppling the Gunners.

Elsewhere, Ralph Hasenhüttl reflects on a crucial win at Bournemouth in midweek, while cult hero Franny Benali shares his thoughts on Saints’ recent fortunes in his latest column.

There’s a nostalgic look back on years gone by in the popular history section, while the Junior Members quiz gives our younger fans something to get their teeth into at half time and the chance to test their knowledge of their beloved Saints.

Tactics writer Sam Tighe casts an eye over Arsenal’s impressive progress under Mikel Arteta, analysing how the Spaniard has masterminded nine league wins out of ten to start the season.

Supporters can pick up their programme

or from one of the numerous sellers outside St Mary’s and inside the stadium concourse this weekend, enhancing your matchday experience for just £3.50.