The revamped EFL Trophy has begun life snubbed by a host of top Premier League sides and criticised by club owners and unhappy fans.
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis has said the club "need to win" major trophies and are constantly feeling the pressure to deliver them.
Saints have drawn Charlton, Colchester and Crawley in their group for the EFL Trophy.
The concept of a new city-based Twenty20 competition will remain on the table as the England and Wales Cricket Board continues discussions about the future shape of the domestic calendar.
Saints have announced a multi-million deal with Africa's biggest betting company SportPesa.
SAINTS hero Matt Le Tissier headlined an entertaining evening on leadership, presentation and motivation for young accountants in Hampshire.
Richard Scudamore has revealed the Premier League saw "nothing" from Euro 2016 to provide cause for concern over the development of English players.
David Beckham shared his new advert for Sky Sports on Facebook and it has already generated more than 55 million likes.
Saints have confirmed that they will be taking part in the new Premier League 2 competition next season.