Arsene Wenger is reportedly desperate to land Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin in the summer, and the midfielder has already made excellent ground in endearing himself to Arsenal fans after revelations he deliberately took Chelsea traitor Cesc Fabregas out earlier in the season.
When Fabregas ended his eight-year stay with Arsenal in August 2011, the Gunners faithful understood his reasoning. After all, he was returning to what was considered to be his home in football – boyhood club Barcelona.
A move to Premier League rivals Chelsea, however, after just three seasons with the Spanish giants is not quite as forgivable – and the Spaniard’s stunning 16 league assists so far look destined to land the Blues the title this campaign.
As such, Schneiderlin could be an instant hero at the Emirates Stadium, with the Frenchman speaking to L’Equipe about an altercation with the Chelsea ‘bully’.
“Once this year against Chelsea. I was angry with Cesc Fabregas because he wouldn’t stop talking, putting in small hits. It made me lose my composure and, in a move, I forgot that I already had a warning.”