I am sure that Matt Le Tissier would much rather that the Arsenal transfer target Morgan Schneiderlin changed his mind about leaving altogether, because the former England international was a true one club man and still clearly has the best interests of that club Southampton at heart.
Schneiderlin has made it clear that he wants to play for a bigger club though, with Arsenal and our Premier League rivals Man United the most likely destinations. Le Tissier has not helped the Gunners in our pursuit of the Frenchman though, as he has pointed Schneiderlin towards Old Trafford, for the benefit of his own career.
As reported by Metro, Le Tissier has advised the central midfield star that his chances of being a fixture in the first team would be much higher with Man United than us.
He said, “Out of the the top four clubs, I think Manchester United are more in need of him than Arsenal.
“Arsenal have got a lot of midfield players. Would he be that much better than what they have already got? Possible a little better, yes, but in terms of needing somebody in that position and being light in that position – I think United are more in need of him than Arsenal are.
“He can play for a top four team comfortably. He’s very accomplished in that [defensive midfield] position.”
Le Tissier’s words are actually a big compliment to Arsenal and especially the likes of Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta and perhaps our manager Arsene Wenger is thinking along the same lines. I know that the Arsenal fans are desperate for us to get Schneiderlin or someone else to strengthen the spine of the team, but if you were him, would you not agree that you were more likely to force your way into the United side?