It is a well-known fact that Morgan Schneiderlin wanted to leave Southampton last summer for a bigger club, with both Arsenal and Tottenham constantly repeated as probable destinations. It now seems even more certain that the French international will be moving to the Emirates after he dropped his clearest hint that he would be choosing a club in the Champions League next season.
He was quoted as saying in L’Equipe: “I don’t want to be in front of the TV on Tuesday and Wednesday.”
Schneiderlin is currently with the France national team preparing to face Brazil, and he was asked if his international status had now raised the possible transfer fee, and he replied: “It is not me who sets the price. But it is a reality.
“In August, I wanted to progress my career but the club had let too many players go to sell me.
“Since then, I have had talks with the directors and I want to play at a higher level. It is important, at 25-years-old, to finally play in the Champions League.
“At the end of the season, Southampton can qualify for the Champions League and I can also stay – who knows. But I no longer want to be in front of my TV every Tuesday and Wednesday.”
This obviously points to an Arsenal move as the Gunners are currently in Third Place and in excellent form. Both Southampton and Tottenham are seven points behind with just 8 games left to play and the fact is that Schneiderlin is more likely to play Champions League football every year if he joins Arsenal, not just next season.
It seems that Wenger is seriously trying to build a title-winning squad so if he comes to Arsenal we will be one more step closer to that goal….