Arsene Wenger looks set to push through a move for top midfield target Morgan Schneiderlin after the Southampton man agreed terms with the club, according to the Daily Star.
The boss has long been a keen admirer of the midfield enforcer, and has known him for a very long time too with the two sharing a common birthplace in their home-town of Strasbourg.
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It was thought that Schneiderlin may have moved on last summer amid the mass exodus at St Mary’s, but the club forced him to stay and alongside Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic, he has been the outstanding holding midfielder in the Premier League.
Francis Coquelin has done an admirable job filling in for a position we desperately needed to address, but as the only one of his type in the squad, Wenger may well feel we may need to strengthen in that department.
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Apart from a potential move for Schneiderlin, we can expect a quiet summer with the boss closer to getting the complete squad he feels can challenge on all fronts.
After spending over £100m over the past eight months with our wage bill now comparable – and soon to exceed – Chelsea’s spend on wages, the excuses for the lack of trophies are minimal.