Arsenal Set To FINALLY SIGN Morgan Schneiderlin. A Season Changer it’d Be!!

Reports in the papers have it that Arsenal will do something massive in the winter to sign Southampton midfield machine, Morgan Schneiderlin, and what a tide turner that will prove for our season if that happens.

The 25-year old Frenchman has been one of the Premier League’s most talked about players after a successive campaign last season under Mauricio Pochettino, in which he played a commanding role in the Saints 8th place finish. A World Cup summer has surely boosted Schneiderlin’s value and ambitions and it does seem only a matter of time before he leaves the St. Mary’s for a bigger ground.

And if that happens to be the Emirates, it will not only be to his good but it could be the final piece that wins us the juggernaut.

Not in the sense that we will now become title challengers as Chelsea and City still look the better balanced overall. But none of those teams would be as good as they are if they had to rely on a quite reckless Flamini to provide the back four with much needed cover. The 29-year old’s second coming has benefited us only in quantity but certainly not in quality and if the substance of our game is to change going into the second half of the season, whatever massive bid that needs to be made has to be for the Southampton man, who is believed to be quite eager for his move.

Schneiderlin appears to be the most solid option amongst all mooted about as possible acquisitions in the defensive midfield role. He has the sufficient experience of the Premier League, closer to his peak than Carvalho and is arguably very hungry for more success than the likes of Khedira. There won’t be many available for the right price and quality around that the 25-year old Southampton marshal.

Schneiderlin is a hugely-framed ball playing midfielder, who is as good in coordination as in distribution, and it is certainly the kind of defensive midfielder which Wenger is in desperate need of at the moment, as neither his captain Arteta nor Mattieu Flamini are capable of providing the shelter certainly necessary for the Arsenal defence to stand the test of the campaign. Schneiderlin had desired a move from Southampton last summer following the wholesale departures of other members of the first team including Adam Lallana, Calum Chambers and Rickie Lambert. He may have been convinced to stay on for one more season but with the Saints slide now kicking in, a January escape could be on the cards.

Of course, we’d still have to sign two defenders and get Ozil and Alexis to work well for our season to finish off with any great ovation, but landing Schneiderlin will be the biggest coup of all, especially as signing a midfielder appears to be the most reluctant thing Wenger wants to do in January.

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    Anonymous

    Bullshit

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      Emmanuel

      you don’t think Wenger can pull it off?

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    Ian

    I very much doubt this will happen, just paper mischief.

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      Emmanuel

      if it does eventually, it would definitely be a season changer no doubt.

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    Anonymous

    BORING!!!!

    Morgan won’t leave us in January.

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      Emmanuel

      Don’t bet on it mate!

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    Gideon Agbebi

    It will be a welcome step if Wenger does that but it is very hard to predict him because he does not feel the pains of many Arsenal fans who are seeing the less impressive game of Arsenal this season.

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    dele

    You people are so jelous and think you have a right to uunsettle anyone you feel like just like man utd Chelsea man city, Liverpool and spurs.
    Football is changing for the better and you will no longer have it your own way just because of a name sfc

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    Huw Gage

    Southampton on the slide, come off it we have lost five games and against both Arsenal and Manchester Utd we probably could and should have got some points from those two games. We have also ended that slump with a confident 3-0 win against Everton at the weekend. Hopefully the current league position we are in will win Morgan Schneiderlin over and he will stay. However, I think his head may have already been turned by the bigger clubs although I think his heart is still at Southampton currently as his performances are still at a high standard. In all likelihood he will be a saints player until the end of the season in my opinion. If he does move I think he should choose Arsenal over Tottenham, with Tottenham being a Europa league team at best, and I think Southampton have equally as good a chance of getting into as Tottenham. If we push on as we have this season then we may just keep our best players. COYR’S

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    Anonymous

    If he does leave why would we care, we didn’t even need him not wanyama in the 3-0 win against Everton. It’ll be nice for Arsenal to hand over 30 million for us in January

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    Anyanzo Gerald

    I wish wanger telling us de trues, coz without DM i don’t think Arsenal will top 4 dis season

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