I guess that Arsenal fans will soon find out whether Arsene Wenger really does think that another quality central midfielder is needed for our Premier League title push, or whether the boss feels that he has enough quality and cover in the shape of Francis Coquelin, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini.
All summer there have been various Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with the France international star Morgan Schneiderlin and unless Chelsea or Man City get involved, the path for Arsenal to sign him from Southampton is now clear, as the Daily Mail reports that Man United are on the point of completing the transfer of Bastian Schweinsteiger and that comes from the Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge himself.
Man United seemed to be our main rivals, if not our only ones, because of the player’s desire to stay in the Premier League and also play in the Champions League. Once United sign the Bayern midfielder, Southampton will then have the choice of whether to hold out for their full valuation of Schneiderlin, assuming that Arsenal want him of course, or whether to make a deal and accept a lower offer after promising not to stand in the way of the Frenchman’s progress.
You can bet that Wenger will be aware of the situation and will not want to pay top dollar, but will that mean we get him on the cheap?