If this latest Arsenal transfer rumour is true and that Arsene Wenger has already agreed a transfer deal to bring the Southampton and France international star Morgan Schneiderlin to the Emirates, it could have big repercussions for what happens with the Gunners in the January transfer window, and consequently could have ramifications for the rest of the current season.
Because, according to a Daily Star report which claims to have a Premier League footballer as its source, the deal that is apparently done between Arsenal and Schneiderlin will not happen until the end of the season and that leaves the fans wondering how we will cope in central midfield between now and then, especially now that we are hearing some rumours that our club captain Mikel Arteta may have suffered a setback and will be on the injury list for a few more weeks.
The report on Schneiderlin comes from someone called the `secret footballer` thought by some to be Dave Kitson of Reading. Whoever it is, they have already written two books under the pseudonym and are believed to have good access to sensitive information about the goings on in English football.
He wrote, “My understanding is that they have an agreement already in place with Schneiderlin.
“I’ve been told that Morgan Schneiderlin will sign for Arsenal, but not until the summer transfer window.”
If the Gunners really have beaten a number of Premier League rivals like Tottenham, Liverpool and Man United to the excellent Saints star, it will be a real coup, but surely we need some help in that position now don’t we? Perhaps another loan deal as long as they do not come with an injury?