Emirates Stadium side look to resolve problem area when the transfer window re-opens.
Ask any Arsenal fan what area of his squad Arsene Wenger should address and they are most likely to point to the lack of a strong tackling midfield option of real quality but according to TuttoMercato this may be an issue the Gunners boss is about to address.
Arsenal are reportedly ready to offer €28m (£21m) for Southampton battler Morgan Schneiderlin in the January transfer window.
The 24 year old was the subject of a great deal of interest over the summer but the south-coast side were seemingly unwilling to lose yet another member of their successful squad and Ronald Koeman kept hold of the French international.
Koeman’s side have performed superbly well thus far this term, with Morgan Schneiderlin putting in a string of great displays that have also shown that the former Strasbourg man knows where the back of the net is and one can see why Wenger would be looking to the St Mary’s star to provide more quality in the centre of the park.
Injury concerns over veteran skipper Mikel Arteta make the addition of a defensively minded, or holding, midfielder even more key given that Frenchman Mathieu Flamini isn’t the same player he once was.