Emirates Stadium side look to conduct midfield re-shuffle.
Arsenal are set to lodge a bid for long term target Morgan Schneiderlin with the Metro claiming Arsene Wenger will offload two midfielders in preparation for his arrival.
Wenger has long been linked with an interest in Schneiderlin and is ready to fork out £25m for the French international and with the Saints season petering out of late there is perhaps a good chance the long serving Saints star will push for a summer exit.
Schneiderlin watched as a host of team-mates made high-profile St Mary’s exits last summer and may now push to do likewise.
Though Wenger has seen Francis Coquelin since his return to the first team set-up it appears the Gunners boss still wants to sign a defensively minded central midfielder.
Wenger will also seek to offload Mathieu Flamini and Abou Diaby, both of whom have offered little in the way of quality in recent seasons.