The ongoing debate about which is the best defensive midfielder that Arsenal could buy this summer as backup to our new central general Francis Coquelin, and the consensus up ’til now has focused on the Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin, but today it is being reported that his Saints team-mate Victor Wanyama has publicly announced his desire to move to the Emirates.
The Gunners were linked extensively with Wanyama wile he was at Celtic, but with doubts about his ability to cope with the Premier League he was eventually snapped up by Southampton two summers ago. Since then his performances for the Saints has earned him further praise and he could be ready for the step up to the Emirates.
He was quoted as saying: “It would be nice to move to Arsenal.
“But at this moment such decisions can only be made by Southampton and that is where my concentration as a player is.”
There has been much heated discussion on JustArsenal about the relative merits of Schneiderlin and Wanyama as defensive midfielders, but two things are pretty certain. One is that Wanyama will definitely come much cheaper than Schneiderlin, and secondly he is more likely to be prepared to play second fiddle to Coquelin and wait for his chance to impress Le Boss.
Should Wenger heed Wanyama’s plea and make a bid?