According to the DailMail, Arsenal are confident they can sign the highly rated Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton, Morgan Schneiderlin during the summer transfer window. The paper also revealed that Schneiderlin wants to join Arsenal.
According to the paper, the 25-year-old midfielder is currently valued at £25 million by the club. Southampton are in good form this season and Morgan Schneiderlin has been a huge part of their clubs successful campaign. Southampton’s performance have put them in a good position to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, an achievement that will see Southampton not only sell more Premier league football tickets next season but also do well commercially in every other aspect – should they manage to qualify for the champions league next season thats.
Schneiderlin has been a regular player for the impressive Southampton team so far this season. He featured in 20 games for his side this season in which he scored 3 goals.
He was rock solid for the club last season but his game has even thrived the more under the tactics of the Dutch Manager Ronald Koeman who joined the club last summer after the departure of Mauricio Pochettino to Tottenham.
Morgan Schneiderlin’s partnership with Victor Wanyama have been effective in forming a strong shield for the Southampton side and a base for the team’s build-up play.
Reports say Schneiderlin has an offer for a new contract from Southampton. A deal worth £60,000 a week. Reports indicate the Gunners feel they can lure him out of Southampton with a better offer financially and a chance to give his career a major professional boost by given him a chance to play in the UEFA Champions League.
For over ten years, the Gunners craved for a Defensive midfield leader. Something they lost with the departures of Gilberto Silva and Patrick Vieira. Morgan Schneiderlin surely possess the qualities needed in the midfield by Arsenal. He is not only a great leader, shield and enforcer of the defensive midfield, he is also a defensive midfielder with great technique and passing ability.
This season, the stats show that Schneiderlin consistently performs well when he gets on the pitch. According to WhoScored.com, Schneiderlin averages 3.2 tackles and 2.3 interceptions per game. He is also good with the ball and is a precise passer with 89.1 percent of his passes completed. His style of play will fit in to that of Arsenal quite easily.
Schneiderlin have also won 52 tackles (42% tackle success) – the 20th best in the Premier League. He made 46 interceptions this season.
Schneiderlin is a natural, deep-lying, defensive midfielder and his partnership with Victor Wanyama have ensured Southampton conceded only 20 goals this season so far.
Schneiderlin is best at disrupting play of opponents by smart interceptions and well-timed tackles. His positional strength and battling role will be an important quality to complement the fast rising defensive hero at Arsenal, Coquelin.
Schneiderlin will be an ideal player for Arsenal because he possesses the qualities Arsenal require from a defensive midfielder. The defensive midfield has been a position that have hampered Arsenal’s title bids and with Schneiderlin coming in to complement Coquelin, that problem will finally be solved.
With Arsenal’s resurgence, coupled with few World Class signings of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Santi Carzola, Monreal, the emirates will be an ideal place for Schneiderlin to prove himself as a World Class Superstar.
However, Arsenal will not have a free ride to signing him. Reports indicate Tottenham wants Schneiderlin. However, Arsenal is a better move for him and he will know that. With Arsenal, he has a better chance of playing champions league football season in season out. At Arsenal, Schneiderlin will have the opportunity of showcasing his talents to the world season in season out via the champions league.
Arsenal players are getting better and maturing with every game they play. Their recent FA Cup success shows the trophyless time is behind them and the club is serious in their hunt for trophies. Morgan Schneiderlin joining Arsenal gives him and the club a better chance to win trophies and it would be a whose decision for the defensive midfielder.
Also, Arsenal have a history of good working relationship with Southampton. Arsenal secured the services of Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Callum Chambers from Southampton. With the healthy relationship between Arsenal and Southampton, Schneiderlin has a good chance of having a smoother transfer to Arsenal than other clubs hoping to sign him in the summer.