It was one of the biggest Arsenal transfer rumours of last summer and although Southampton managed to hold on to their France international Morgan Schneiderlin back then, it has looked increasingly like they would be losing him sooner or later.
That time has been looking closer all the time in the last few weeks, as the Saints´ very impressive push for the top four has been hit with a few key injuries to key players like Schneiderlin and their keeper Fraser Forster. And now it looks almost impossible for his club to give Schneiderlin the Champions League football he has been so open about wanting.
Ronald Koeman has already hinted that he would find it hard to keep his star midfielder for another year and now it looks like he has accepted the inevitable and is already lining up Onderj Duda from Polish club Legia Warsaw as a replacement, according to a Daily Star.
Even if that is true it does not mean that Arsenal will be the club to complete the transfer of the talented Frenchman I hear you cry. Well it does if our main rivals are Tottenham as reports claim, because the spuds are moving further away from the promised land of the Champions League, with an extremely early St. Totteringham´s day to highlight their struggles. With no Gareth Bale to sell and the money from his move to Madrid having seemingly been wasted, things do not look like improving so why on earth would Schneiderlin want to go there?
As long as Wenger actually wants Schneiderlin I cannot see any reason for him to not be with Arsenal next season. Can you?