Arsenal are not the only club that is said to be interested in the Southampton and France star Morgan Schneiderlin. Despite the fact that there have been Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with the all round midfielder for over a year now, our Premier League rivals Man United and Tottenham are also rumoured to be very keen on signing him this summer.
The Daily Mail have also reported that his current club have agreed not to stand in the player´s way after refusing to countenance a move last summer, although they are looking for a big transfer fee that is said by the paper to be putting off Arsene Wenger and the chairman of our north London rivals.
However, they also report that Louis van Gaal has made the Bayern Munich and Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger his priority target and that would leave just us and the spuds. With Schneiderlin having already declared his desire to play in the Champions League, this leaves Wenger and Arsenal in a very strong position and perhaps that is why the bookmakers Betfair have slashed the odds on the Frenchman becoming a Gunner, as reported by the Evening Standard.
In a short time we have gone from 5 to 1 down to odds on favourites to complete the deal. So is this canny punters putting two and two together or do some people have a bit of insider knowledge about Schneiderlin joining Petr Cech and the young Romanian Vlad Dragomir as new Gunners?