Belfast Telegraph

Southampton striker Charlie Austin could return for Arsenal clash

Charlie Austin could be added to the Southampton squad for the visit of Arsenal.

The striker has been out since December with a shoulder injury but played for the club's under-23 side on Friday along with full-back Matt Targett, who is returning from a hamstring problem.

Defender Virgil van Dijk (ankle) and back-up goalkeeper Alex McCarthy (hamstring) remain on the sidelines.

Provisional squad: Forster, Hassan, Soares, Martina, Pied, Yoshida, Stephens, Targett, Caceres, Bertrand, McQueen, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Davis, Clasie, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Boufal, Redmond, Rodriguez, Long, Gabbiadini, Sims, Austin.

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