Arsenal have received a massive boost in their pursuit of the Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, who is expected to leave the club at the end of the season, as the South Coast side have finally come to terms with the fact that the highly-rated midfielder will indeed move on this summer, and are already said to be on the verge of landing a replacement.
According to France Football and as reported by the Daily Express, the Saints are in advanced talks with French side Lille in regards to taking holding midfielder Idrissa Gueye to St. Mary’s. It is understood that Ronald Koeman has identified the player as a like-for-like replacement for Schneiderlin and will make a move for him now that he’s bound to lose the Frenchman.
For me, there’s only one place Morgan Schneiderlin is going, and that is the Emirates. In addition to the more or less open secret that Arsene Wenger is indeed interested in bringing his compatriot to the Emirates, Schneiderlin has also hinted that he would preferably like to join the Gunners and with Southampton already in advanced talks for a potential replacement, it doesn’t seem like the Arsenal fans have to wait too long to see him in red and white.
After rejecting a bid from Arsenal last summer as a result of the mass exodus of key players from St. Mary’s, the Southampton management promised Schneiderlin that he will be allowed to leave this summer should he still desire an exit, and now that the French international confirmed on several occasions that he has not changed his mind in regards to leaving, surely a move to Arsenal is on the cards this summer.