Arsenal target considering future but will not push for move after warning

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Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama is reportedly considering his future at the club and is open to a January transfer window move but will not put in a transfer request.

The 24-year-old has attracted interest from Arsenal in recent months, while both Tottenham and Manchester United are also understood to monitoring his situation, as reported by Sky Sports.

Wanyama is currently serving a two-match suspension, and has just 18 months remaining on his contract despite emerging as a key component of the Saints squad.

While coach Ronald Koeman has previously insisted that the midfielder would not be leaving the club, along with teammate Sadio Mane, he has warned all of his players that if they choose to push for a move they will be banished to the stands.

“The players know their position in the club and what we think of the players, I don’t have doubt about that,” he told reporters last week.

“If there is any player who thinks if his behaviour is not good that makes it easier for him, then I will put the player in the stands until the end of the contract because that’s not the way you do your job as a footballer.”

It remains to be seen whether or not there will be any departures at St. Mary’s this month, as Koeman will undoubtedly want to keep hold of all of his top players as they sit just seven points above the relegation zone with 18 games remaining.

Losses of the likes of Wanyama and Mane could prove to have a devastating effect on the squad, and so the Dutch tactician will be adamant about keeping his current group together despite the advances of their Premier League rivals.

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