Arsenal have been handed a major boost in our reported attempts to land Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin after it was reported that he favours a move to Arsenal ahead of Manchester United, The Sunday Times reports.
After being heavily linked with us early in the summer, a number of outlets revealed that we had pulled out of the race and the midfielder was poised to sign for Manchester United (via the Daily Mail).
However, The Times now suggests that is not the case and Schneiderlin is convinced that he would fit into our style of play and relishes the chance to work under Arsene Wenger.
Not only are Wenger and Schneiderlin from France, but they were both born in the confined city of Strasbourg which doesn’t make it beyond the realms of possibility that the two have known each other for some time.
Despite the emergence of Francis Coquelin, we still need a holding midfielder this summer such is the lack of adequate cover for the rising midfielder.
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Should he pick up a knock next season, we may have to field one of Mikel Arteta or Mathieu Flamini in that position, which will make for grim viewing.
If it’s not Schneiderlin, the boss can hopefully still add another midfielder to the ranks and boost our squad for a realistic title challenge.