Puel on injuries ahead of Arsenal

By SFC Media Fri 27 Jan Saints vs Arsenal
Photo by Matt Watson | Claude Puel

Claude Puel says he is without a number of first-team players ahead of this weekend’s visit of Arsenal in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round.

Virgil van Dijk missed the EFL Cup semi-final success over Liverpool, and is likely to miss out again as the extent of his ankle injury continues to be assessed.

Puel said: “We have a lot of injuries. Still we are without Austin, Targett, McCarthy, Pied, and other injuries with van Dijk, Hesketh.

“Also with Jay Rodriguez and James Ward-Prowse not available it is almost a full team.

“We have possibilities with other players and the rotation since the beginning of the season allows to continue the work and to keep good results.”

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