Arsenal Close In On Potential £43m Double Swoop

By on July 26, 2014

Arsenal are closing in on a double swoop for £43m Southampton duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Calum Chambers, according to reports.

The big news over the past 24 hours is that we’ve agreed a deal with the Saints for talented right-back Chambers and he’s on the verge of moving to the Emirates after undergoing a medical on Friday.

While the Daily Mail believe the fee is around £12m, the BBC are reporting it’s actually nearer £16m, and the 19-year-old is expected to complete his move to north London early next week.

Chambers is very highly-rated at St Mary’s and although the initial thought is he’ll compete with Mathieu Debuchy for the right-back role as that’s predominantly where he’s played the majority of his games, there are rumours that Arsene Wenger may plan to use him as cover at central defence too.

And it looks like it could be a sensational double swoop on Southampton with the BBC also confirming that we’re in talks over midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.

We’ve been strongly linked with the Frenchman this summer as Arsene looks to bring in a ‘proper’ defensive midfielder to act as a long-term replacement for Mikel Arteta.

However, while some reports suggest we are hoping to agree a deal in the region of £15-£18m, the Guardian claim Southampton are demanding £27m for the 25-year-old’s signature.

New boss Ronald Koeman apparently sees Schneiderlin as a key part of his plans next season and is determined to try and hang on to him having seen his squad decimated this summer.

The midfielder is due to return to pre-season training on Monday where he’ll hold talks about his future, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he asked to leave as he’s made it pretty clear this summer that he wants to be playing at the highest level.

If Arsenal are prepared to give him the chance to play in the Champions League and hopefully challenge for the title, then it’s likely the player will try and push for a move which could see the Saints lower their asking price.

Either way, I hope we can get a deal done as Schneiderlin would be an excellent signing and would provide the protection in front of the back four we’ve missed in recent years.

Lets hope Arsene can work his magic and pull off this double swoop on Southampton, and along with goalkeeper David Ospina – who’s due to arrive from Nice – we’ll have an excellent squad heading in to the new season.


  1. tekena

    July 26, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    sanchez, debuchy, chambers, ospina, khedira, and balotelli, added to what we already got, ozil, ramsey, walcott and co. And arsenal will lift double come May. EPL for sure, then UCL hopefully.

  2. André Hatlevik

    July 26, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    NO Schneiderlin!!!!!!! Not Arsenal FC material at the moment not in a so important role!!!!!!!!!! No no no no no no no no no no no no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Saninura

    July 26, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Up arsenal i think arsenal can win champion and priemear when arsen wenger buy the qualatative pleyears like senches

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    July 26, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I will urge you wenger to bring in player’s with physical and technic power and strength while they were on the pitch.And bring at least a replacement for each wings on the pitch,so that the injury crisis that happen to us last season will not.@j.f.1

  6. noahabel

    July 26, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    i will love arsenewenger to buy dimaria and gustavo/lars bender that will make a good squad

  7. ebenio

    July 27, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Wenger get us good players

  8. Asher amos

    July 27, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Mr wenger bring lar bendar,bernant n dont loan cambell

  9. Roger

    July 27, 2014 at 8:09 am

    With three new signings,that is sanchez,debuchy and ospina and with schneiderlin and chambers joining the squad…we still need a proper talented striker to score some massive goals this season…plz mr wenger.

  10. bc

    July 27, 2014 at 9:01 am

    The chambers deal is £7m rising to £16m if we win things and the kid develops accordingly. The fees are based heavily on appearances and trophies.


    July 27, 2014 at 9:40 am


  12. Eram David Williams

    July 27, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    I have seen khedira’s stat, and i’m not impressed with him being un our holding midfield role. would love to see lars bender, or william cavalho or morgan schneirderlin in that order. And please AW do not sell or loan campbell for balloteli. the italian’s attitude is terrible. besides the costa rican is clearly more skillful than the mad balloteli. keep campbell at all cost and please give him a new contract as we may soon be loosing such a talent for free. keep campbell please

  13. Baba g

    July 27, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Pls sir arsene wenget dont ever n never try 2 sell my best playet joel campbell.thank u.

  14. Uche rogers

    July 27, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Pls prof wenger don’t sell or loan out Joel Campbell for any reason

  15. Prince Joe

    July 27, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Please Wenger don’t ever sell our jewery in the savannah, that is Joel Campbell. The so-called Balotteli is not fit in our squad, just forget entirely, he can never be tamed.

  16. charles

    July 27, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Pls wenger try and get Morgan cos is more experience in epl and others and statistic shows Morgan is technical in dispossing opponent compare to Sami or Bender.Morgan sit @ d back to protect his defence than any other DM on Wenger’s radar

  17. AJIBADE, Edward Akinyemi

    July 27, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Le Professiur, you av done a tremendous business this season in the transfer window. However, it remains one thing I want to beg u for; and that is not to sell our future ‘Merciless Mercy” “JOEL CAMPBELL”, no matter the pressure might be, from any angle. I beg u sir.

  18. Omoboriowo tope

    July 27, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Guy you all glamering about not to sell cambel have u ever see the guy in arsenal shirt may he we feet in to our stly of play. May be u 4get that arsenal av derent pertern to other so les pray that the guy feet in so we all api to see him in red and white

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