Schneiderlin To Arsenal Finally? All Clear For Gooners As North London Rivals Turn Attentions To Everton’s James McCarthy.

Arsenal’s chances of snapping Southampton midfield star, Morgan Schneiderlin, has been largely boosted with Tottenham’s change of target to Everton’s James McCarthy.

Per the Express, Pochettino will turn now his attention to the 24-year old as one of the main considerations to boost his midfield as it may be too far for him to push a move for Schneiderlin. The French midfielder was stopped from making a move to White Heart Lane last summer and the feeling is Pochettino won’t risk a second rejection.

Not that Spurs interest in Schneiderlin would hugely hinder us from landing him if we made the serious effort, as Danny Welbeck’s case would show, but it would make discussions a bit more straight forward with the St. Mary’s outfit, possibly reducing the fee. Due to how much he has improved over the past season, it is normal that Southampton will place a high tag on him – certainly more than the £25m they placed on Dejan Lovren who cannot get at Anfield now.

There are no words yet to confirm the certainty of a deal coming through this January. Wenger has mentioned a couple of players as being among those whom he has on his radar – Ty Mings, Krys Bielik – but he’s interestingly been mute on Schneiderlin. Every Arsenal person has continued roar to him to make moves for the 25-year old and, at least in the public glare, it does not seem like much is happening. But that is very much the Wenger way and he’ll love to pull it off as a sensational surprise.

What doesn’t surprise us, though, is that Schneiderlin is so highly demanded, despite not having any major top class experience bar about one game and few minutes played at the World Cup, at that was because someone got injured and he came in as a replacement.  He’s not played in the Champions League before but his desire to so desperately do so has made him look every bit as good as those who have the luxury of being there year after year without much impact.

With their injury records at the moment, neither Arteta nor Flamini could be trusted for a whole season anymore and while we can have good hopes for Coquelin to finally fulfill his potential, the opportunity to finally land the Schneiderlin we’ve long longed for should be exciting, boding well for a better future.

“A career passes quickly and I want to play for a big club. Today, I am at Southampton, we are second in the Premier League, it’s going well”

“We’ll see at the end of the season if [a transfer] will happen. If we have qualified for the Champions League, I will make a choice”

We still keep this Schneiderlin quotes in mind, and may be now more than ever, we must ensure we make top four.

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  1. Normenio

    Why would schneiderlin go to arsenal they’re a team that never improve. Always just get 4th. Schneiderlin could go to a better team than arsenal. Unless he’s a Prado like Wenger!!

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  3. Anonymous

    If we let this happen then Spurs deserve all they get, this player is one on the best in the Premiership and we should break the bank to get him
    Partner him with mason etc and we have a solid midfield
    See all the others who have cost us millions and prove there are not up to the quality Spurs or the fans deserve
    Spurs need this player

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  4. Ooh2Be

    Of course he’ll come to The Arsenal, why would he goto those clowns down the road…, they’re just a bus stop near Arsenal.

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  5. Blue!!Blue!!!Blue!!!Blueman!!!

    Hmmmmm…..Why not consider the infinitely superior Chelsea FC? At least he has a much better chance of winning the league. After all he’s already tasted fourth sport with the saints. Hahahahaha!!!!!!!! WooHoo!!! @rse lovers forever in our shadow!!!!

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  6. Bob

    I think this is a case of Pochettino being told he has to sell before he can buy. Spurs seem
    to have all kinds of problems when it comes to off loading unwanted players. Adebayor just
    refuses to leave and Lennon and Townsend say they are staying at the club although the
    media is saying they are up for sale.??

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