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Soccer News of Thursday, 28 July 2022


Aribo's progress at Southampton thrills teammate

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Southampton midfielder, Stuart Armstrong has expressed his excitement with the progress of Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo thus far.

The 25-year-old joined the Saints from Glasgow Rangers earlier this month for a reported fee of €7.1 million.

The ex-Charlton Athletic midfielder was quickly integrated into the squad by manager Ralph Hasenhüttl and has since featured in 3 pre-season friendlies for the Saints.

He came off the bench for Southampton in their 3-1 victory against French side Monaco on Wednesday.

Speaking in an interview after the game, Armstrong who was on the scoresheet for the Saints disclosed that the Nigerian international has been a great addition to the team since arriving at the club.

“He’s very powerful, strong, technical, keeps the ball tight, very composed with his movement and his passing, Armstrong told Southampton TV as per the Scottish Sun.

“So yeah a very good addition, experienced and we’re very happy with him.”

Aribo has featured in all of Southampton's pre-season matches since joining the club earlier this month.

Southampton will kick off their Premier League campaign on August 6 against Tottenham Hotspurs.