I don´t know what the rest of you Arsenal fans out there in cyber world think of it all, but I for one think that Arsenal ought to be pulling out all the stops to sign the France international defensive midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton this summer.
There have been all sorts of different Arsenal transfer rumours about the talented Frenchman but for a while it looked like he would be heading to Old Trafford instead this summer. Whether that was his preference or whether Arsene Wenger had cooled his interest was not made clear but even if he had chosen United then I think we could still get him.
My hopes were raised on Wednesday when Sky Sports revealed that Southampton had heard nothing more from Manchester United after rejecting an opening offer 10 days before. And now another Sky Sports report has increased my hopes even more, and it shows the Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola talking about their midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger and that he needs to make up his mind whether to stay or go.
“I have already said, read and heard a lot of things about Basti, but his future depends on him,” said Guardiola.
“I think he will stay, but only he can decide. If he stays, that would be the perfect decision for me. He is a top player.”
Some in the football media have claimed that the German was the first choice of Louis van Gaal and Schneiderlin was just a back up. So there is a chance that United will sign the Bayern star and that will leave Arsenal as the only realistic option for Schneiderlin. Maybe Wenger could even get him on the cheap.
What do you think Gooners? Am I clutching at straws here?