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Arsenal FC transfer news - Schneiderlin top target for summer spending spree

Jamie Shaw in Breaking News 3 Feb 2015
  • Gunners determined to land Southampton midfielder in next window
France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is being tipped to move from Southampton to Arsenal in the summer

The January transfer window may have only just closed but speculation has already begun over possible summer moves, with Arsenal being strongly linked with a swoop for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.

Arsene Wenger was content to just add defender Gabriel Paulista to his squad last month, with the Brazilian centre-half delighted to follow in the footsteps of compatriot Gilberto by joining the Gunners.

"I remember Gilberto Silva because he was always with the Brazilian national team," Gabriel told Arsenal Player. "He was a mirror for every Brazilian player and every child, who looked up to Gilberto Silva as a reference. He was an influence for many players, not only Brazilians but players around the world.

"I could see that he was a major element here, he really helped the team, he really is a player I want to emulate because of his type of work and his will to help his team-mates, his will to win as a true Brazilian.

"To me he’s a mirror, so I will always take many good things I saw in him and take it to the pitch, and off the pitch as well, because I think he was an excellent professional who did many good things. I want to be like him, to be able to do the most I can to help everyone."

However, Wenger is being tipped to shore up his midfield with a big-money bid for Schneiderlin at the end of the season, with the 25-year-old having been hugely impressive for Saints this term.

The £1.2million recruit from Strasbourg will have been at St Mary's Stadium for seven years next summer and reports suggest he feels the time is right to further his career and compete in the Champions League.

Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool are all also believed to be monitoring his situation, but Arsenal are currently firm favourites to capture Schneiderlin's signature for the 2015-16 campaign.


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Arsenal FC transfer news - Schneiderlin top target for summer spending spree

The January transfer window may have only just closed but speculation has already begun over possible summer moves, with Arsenal being strongly linked with a swoop for Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.

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