Arsenal can use Saints struggles to seal Schneiderlin transfer!

It was back at the start of December and Arsenal seemed to be heading for another disappointing draw at the Emirates stadium. You could say that our opponents that day were unlucky, as Southampton had to play the last 10 minutes with 10 men after picking up an injury having used all their subs. But we should have had a penalty for handball seconds before Alexis grabbed the last minute winner.

And the Saints have lost all of their games since then, including a really unlucky home defeat to Man United who they dominated like we did but found David De Gea in top form. They also went out of the Capital One cup to League One’s Sheffield United this week and must be feeling pretty low as they have slipped from third place in the Premier League to fifth and look like sliding further unless Ronald Koeman can turn things around pretty quickly.

They host Everton today though and then Chelsea and Arsenal after christmas, so it is not looking good for the Saints. But instead of feeling sorry for them, Arsenal must exploit their troubles and go back with a transfer bid for their star midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin when the January transfer window opens.

A few games ago, the south coast club had a much better chance of holding on to the Frenchman as they had a realistic chance of a trophy and place in the EPL table high enough to see them in Europe next season. But Schneiderlin will now see that as highly unlikely and that will only increase his desire to move on.

He will not be cheap and Arsene Wenger may have to pay more than he wants, but the hard working and talented 25-year old is the perfect player to complete and strengthen the Gunners in that crucial central midfield area

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  1. Transfer rumours before the window has opened *sigh*. Besides, I don’t think the Saints will rid themselves of one of their best players mid-season.
    Off-topic, anyone following Jenkinson’s loan move? Wondering how he’s shaping up.

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  2. Well they won, so that thought goes flying out the window. The lucrative TV deals will see more teams fighting for top four. Hope we beat pool tomorrow.

  3. Honestly i wouldnt mind have schneiderlin , after all the injury problems that we have been having in the midfield department , jack rambo, ozil!

  4. Arsenal’s remain on track to again
    complete the EPL ECL FA cup treble.
    Wins against Liverpool Westham and
    Southampton are mere formalities.
    Arteta and Flamini are top class so
    we do not need Shhhnidehlyn.
    In fact our overall squad strength
    is the best in the land.
    Wenger is doing a great job.

  5. Im feeling good about the news that “theo” would play a part in the liverpool clash, would love it even better if he scores against them! Coyg!

  6. Our birthright 4th place is in danger this season, but not to worry, just as inexplicably as Everton lost impossible games last season when they had it on their grasp, Fortune will smile WENGER once again and take it away from those who want to take it away from us… have to give it to WENGER when he is one step away from being sacked (wishful thinking), the team responds by winning few games and other teams inexplicably lose, perfect formula to keep our beloved 4th place and give WENGER something to brag about…btw WENGER so far so good see some changes…Sanogo on loan darn he is finally listening,

  7. I actually think Wanyama would be a better option for us. He’s more of a pure defensive mid, and offers a physicality that we simply don’t have in ANY of our midfielders.

    Schneiderlin is class, but a little more well rounded which maybe we don’t need at this point.

  8. why would Southampton sell Schneiderlin though? does someone know if he has 6 months left on his contract (which would be the only reason to get something for him instead of letting him go for free), if not then these rumors are just pure nonsense

  9. Schneiderlin is a fantastic player, but we already have fantastic midfielders. What we need is a powerhouse defensive midfielder. Schneiderlin is more defensive and stronger than the midfielders we have, but I’d still prefer someone more natural to the role. Personally I’d go for Krychowiak from Sevilla.

  10. Schneiderlin is quality but as said by above posters I would take Wanyama for the physicality. I hope and pray that if we eventually buy a proper DM it is one with technical skill but more importantly somebody that can stamp their authority on the game consistently. My list of DM targets would be (in no order of rank): Wanyama, Imbula, Krychowiak, Kondogbia, L. Bender. I like William Carvalho but am very hesitant due to poor performances I have personally seen against top quality competition and his price tag. I admit though I don’t watch enough Primeira Liga to have a good assessment. First time post. Hello to all. I’ve followed posts on here for a while now and am proud of the passion shown. COYG!

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