Arsenal ‘Open Talks’ Over €23m Deal For PERFECT Midfielder – Report

By on July 18, 2014

According to reports tonight, Arsenal have opened talks with Southampton over a potential €23m (£18m) deal to sign midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.

After signing Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy, Arsene Wenger has turned his attention to bringing in a defensive-minded midfielder to act as a long-term replacement for Mikel Arteta.

We’ve been strongly linked with Sami Khedira in recent weeks but it seems that deal has stalled over the German international’s wage demands, forcing the boss to look elsewhere.

Goal claim that we’ve now gone back in for Schneiderlin after monitoring the French international over the past 12 months and there were even reports we made an offer for him back in January.

These latest reports suggest we have now opened talks with Southampton and while we’re believed to be willing to pay €19m (£15m) for the 24-year-old, the South Coast club value him at nearer €23m (£18m).

Obviously there’s not a huge difference between our valuations, which should give us confidence a deal can be done, but Southampton are likely to play hardball having already seen Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert force their way out the club this summer.

However, Schneiderlin has dropped several hints in recent weeks that he wants to play in the Champions League, which should certainly work in our favour, and I’d be delighted if we could bring the Frenchman to the Emirates as I feel he’d be the PERFECT foil for the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere next season.

Schneiderlin is quick, loves to tackle, doesn’t stop running, is decent in the air, and will be happy to just sit in front of the defence and break up play. He’s exactly what we need to add to our midfield this summer so fingers crossed we can get a deal done.


  1. Roger's Ferdinand

    July 19, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Mr.wenger signing a strong prayers like Remy and Bender.plz! do that.

  2. owamumpaire isobebs

    July 19, 2014 at 6:59 am

    stonch fans are talkin’ sense,more boys in our club. likes ov schneiderline,remy,bender,ospina,baloteli,benz,morata,hummels,griezman,grienier,chicarito,cavani,falcao en others

  3. Abinsinguza Eli Arthur

    July 19, 2014 at 7:10 am

    We are happy with your signings and we still believe to gun them as in last FA games! “waiting to see miracle”

  4. moe kaung kim

    July 19, 2014 at 8:43 am

    i want to see next world class striker and dmf thanks for sanchez

  5. Tunde

    July 19, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Plz wenger go for a more experience defensive mid fielder,it would help boost d defensive line

    • Sacks Ngwele

      July 21, 2014 at 1:44 pm

      We should have kept Frimpong, if there is a way to have him back that would be great. Full of energy and drive, in the right hands one for the future.

  6. xhi

    July 19, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I don’t know y Wenger isn’t looking at Lars bender. he would be a better buy than khedira and schnederlin if he really need a good DM to do his dirty job, otherwise arteta and the other guy should remain there.

    • MURPH

      July 20, 2014 at 2:44 am

      Artetta is just to slow now – hand him a player coach position and let him get his badges… maybe he is a future coach / manager, but a defensive liability as he now stands/runs.

  7. Alan

    July 19, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Scneiderlin would be a key signing, better than khedira, given our requirements. And we should take a serious look at Campbell. What else is point of posting these youngsters on loan if they never come back?

  8. Sanya Daniel

    July 19, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    am happy wz wenger’s signings but more are needed..THE GUNNERS FOREVER

  9. Jeromcy ochigbo

    July 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Nice one mr wenger but pls bring in remy,ospina nd bender or shenderlin


    July 19, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    We need more defensive minded player there4 iurge wenger to go for Bender.

  11. dean0002

    July 19, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I AGREE that Schneidlin would be the “perfect” fit. We need another young CB whether or not TV5 leaves (unless Miquel or Hayden really are ready). Finally, how about Hernandez as a second striker)?

  12. imidi kana saidi

    July 19, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Schneiderlin is perfect for us or Lars Bender and Remy or Balotelli please Mr Wenger.

  13. Omar Lopez

    July 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Bring Balotelli at that price what could hurt? Wenger we need Defense like the Invincibles of 04 Viera that type of player get them sign them don’t waste time FA Cup was great start but we need to show them we can bring home the EPL title.


    July 19, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Mr Wenger thanx for Sanchez en Debuchy. Nice signings indeed!
    But a defensive mid-fielder is more important likes of Song!!


    July 19, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Atleast for now!

  16. matins

    July 19, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    wenge,use your head ooo.sign the right men 4 the job.

  17. Rogers

    July 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Ya.so far so good.

  18. Kimu henry

    July 19, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Am happy with Sanchez signing.well done Wenger

  19. MURPH

    July 20, 2014 at 2:46 am

    We have a ready made D-mid in Thomas Vermarleen – just give him a shot and the golden pyramid is established!!!!!