Three reasons winning the League Cup should be a priority for Southampton

Southampton travel to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.

Saints will be hoping to advance to the last four of the competition as they look to win the League Cup for the first time in their history.

Claude Puel’s men bounced back from a run of disappointing results by beating Ronald Koeman’s Everton side 1-0 on the Dutchman’s return to St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday, with 19-year-old debutant Josh Sims impressing and setting up Charlie Austin for the decisive goal as the south coast outfit moved back into the top half of the league table.

The Frenchman has rotated his squad on numerous occasions between the Premier League, Europa League and EFL Cup this season and he could make more changes when his team travel to north London to face Arsene Wenger’s troops, in what is a big game for the club and their supporters.

Here are THREE reasons why winning the League Cup should be a priority for Southampton this season…