Arsenal ODDS On To Beat Manchester United To Morgan Schneiderlin Signing

Morgan Schneiderlin will not be playing at The St. Mary’s next season, and has “struck an agreement” with The Saints to leave this summer, if words from the Daily Mail are true. The French midfielder has been quoted, in recent times, as speaking of his desire to leave Southampton in search of Champions League football.

Schneiderlin, who has previously been tipped to move to Man United this summer, has now been heavily linked to Arsenal. On another hand, Metro has reported that the versatile midfielder has already agreed terms with The Gunners.

The Independent quoted a report by Football Trader for Betfair, Michael Bowers, who said: “Arsenal are now odds-on favourite to sign the in-demand Frenchman before September 2nd 2015”. Arsenal who have various options in the midfield position will most likely have to offload one or two of their stars for the arrival of the Southampton midfield star.

Born in Obernai, France, Schneiderlin, 26 by November 8, has made over 250 appearances for The Saints since making the move from Strasbourg in 2008. His impressive performances was also what made Tottenham interested in him last summer before Southampton opted not to sell him. Saints’ boss, Ronald Koeman blocked the move then because stars like Luke Shaw, Lallana and Dejan Lovren have both left the club for Man United and Liverpool.

The French international midfielder will, however, been keen on the deal, as he will get the Champions League football he has craved.  The player spoke of his purported move himself when he said he “expects to complete a move in the coming days”, although he did not name the club he would be making that move to. Southampton are, meanwhile, “adamant that any club £25million for his services”(Goal). He expects the deal to reach completion stage before the begin of Southampton’s pre-season date slated for Monday 29th June.

Last season, Schneiderlin made 26 League appearances and scored 4 goals, with 20 chances created. Arsenal however “remain keen on the deal despite the emergence of Francis Coquelin”, Goal understands.

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