Ward-Prowse reflects on club milestone

By SFC Media Mon 09 Apr Arsenal v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | James Ward-Prowse

Although tinged with disappointment after a cruel outcome at the Emirates, James Ward-Prowse expressed his pride at reaching 200 appearances for Southampton against Arsenal.

The club's current longest-serving player, Ward-Prowse joined Saints at the age of eight, before making his professional debut in 2011, and is now a double centurion after featuring in the weekend's Premier League action.

At just 23 years of age, the midfielder has witnessed Saints' transition over the years, and is honoured to still be playing in the club's red and white stripes.

"When you start out at a football club, in its academy, you don't expect to still be there 200 games later," he commented.

"Of course it is a proud moment, but obviously I'd rather have the three points [against Arsenal].

"It is certainly a milestone hit, and a journey that I have thoroughly enjoyed so far. Now I'm looking forward to the next milestone with this club!"

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