The 39-year-old was initially placed in temporary charge for the second time this season following the dismissal of Nathan Jones, just three months after Ralph Hasenhuttl was relieved of his duties shortly before the World Cup break.
The 6ft 7ins forward is expected to move to Saints on a three-and-a-half-year contract where he will be tasked with helping the club survive relegation from the Premier League.
The 23-year-old has been in top form for French Ligue 1 side FC Lorient this season, with 10 goals in 15 matches in the country’s top division.
Jones takes over from Ralph Hasenhuttl at St Mary’s after the Austrian manager was sacked on Monday.
Stuart Armstrong netted a deserved second-half equaliser for the home side, with the result moving Arsenal to 28 points from 11 games, two ahead of second-placed Manchester City.
The Nigerian international netted his second goal in the Premier League as he put Saints in front against Everton on Saturday at St Mary’s, only for Conor Coady to equalise just three minutes later before Dwight McNeil completed the turnaround as the Toffees headed back to Merseyside with all three points.
Teenage midfielder Lavia became the first player born in 2004 to score in the Premier League with a fine strike at St Mary’s Stadium.
Spurs surprisingly fell behind inside 12 minutes of their home opener in the north London sunshine, with Saints captain James Ward-Prowse defying an intense start from the hosts to volley home Moussa Djenepo’s cross from 18 yards.
Spurs finished fourth in the table last season and are therefore preparing for a return to the Champions League, while Southampton were 15th, just five points clear of the relegation zone.
Aribo, signed by Saints this week, reached the Europa League final with Rangers last term.
The Nigeria international penned a four-year deal at St Mary’s on Saturday, signing from Scottish giants Rangers for a fee understood to be an initial £6million, which could rise in add-ons.
Aribo, who scored 26 goals in 149 appearances for Rangers following his 2019 move from Charlton, had earlier thanked the Glasgow giants on social media for “an amazing journey being part of this special club”.
Aribo helped Rangers win their 55th Scottish Premier League title in the 2020/2021 season, their first in 10 years
The Athletic is reporting that there is mutual interest between the Nigerian international and the Saints.
The Saints have moved swiftly to conclude a deal for the 25-year-old and will see off competition from a handful of Premier League clubs to secure Aribo’s signature in the coming days.
The 25-year-old Nigerian international is entering the final 12 months of the Ibrox contract he agreed when he joined.
The 19-year-old was a standout performer for Saints’ B team last season, earning a nomination for the Premier League 2 Player of the Year award.
The 34-year-old arrives in North London after departing the Saints following the expiry of his contract and has signed a two-year deal with Antonio Conte’s side.
Joel Matip’s crucial second-half winner moved the Reds a single point behind leaders Manchester City to set up a tantalising finale on Sunday.
A recent report from Football Insider has offered an update on the future of the explosive Nigerian Bright Osayi-Samuel.