The ongoing Morgan Schneiderlin to Arsenal transfer rumour shows no signs of going away any time soon. We have been linked with the Southampton star since the summer and it has been mentioned again today but is our urgency to bring in a top class defensive midfielder still valid?
The re-emergence of Francis Coquelin has negated the calls from Arsenal fans to buy a young hardman to be first-choice, and Mathieu Flamini can still do a job against the lesser teams. We all know our captain Mikel Arteta has also been given a one-year contract extension, and surely Wenger wouldn’t have re-signed him if he didn’t think he would play regularly when he comes back from injury.
Schneiderlin has obviously been very important to a Southampton side that has definitely overperformed with him in the side, and his stats show him as one of, if not THE, best DMs in the Premiership, so he will definitely improve our side if he was to play alongside Coquelin, but would we really like to relegate Le Coq to the bench if the Frenchman arrived in the summer?
The Gunners have also been continuously linked with other DMs like Ilkay Gundogan, Lars Bender and his brother as well as Schneiderlin, but seriously, do we really NEED another defensive midfielder this summer?