Gunners boss eyes four French stars.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could make efforts to bring in as many as four members of the French national team that are currently on show at this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, with a number of big names linked with moves to the Emirates Stadium in recent months.
The Gunners are known to be in the market for a new striker, while Bacary Sagna’s departure on a free transfer to Manchester City also leaves the side short at right-back, and Wenger appears ready to go the tried and tested route by signing players he knows well from his native France.
Three of the players are based in the Premier League, and one of those could be the next of many that makes an exit from Southampton this summer.
4) Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton)
After climbing up the Football League with Southampton, Morgan Schneiderlin is now one of the most accomplished defensive midfielders in the Premier League, and has earned himself a squad player role in France’s squad for the 2014 World Cup. Although the 24-year-old only has one cap to his name and has not yet featured at the tournament itself so far this summer, it is no surprise to see him linked with the likes of Arsenal. Inter Milan have also shown an interest in Schneiderlin, but the Gunners would do well to bring in a long-term replacement for the ageing pair of Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini, whilst also signing a midfielder that combines the best qualities of both those players, with a strong commitment to his defensive duties as well as good composure and creativity on the ball.