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Arsenal need a holding midfielder this summer, and Schneiderlin fits the mold.
He's only 24 years old and is one of Southampton's most essential players. He is equally capable of making a crunching tackle and keeping possession with intelligent passes.
In short, his style is in the sweet spot between Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini.
To sweeten the pot even more, he seems disposed to a move to Arsenal.
According to Metro's Jamie Sanderson, Schneiderlin accepts it will not be easy to secure a move to the Emirates. However, he says he would not be opposed to it, as he has always dreamed of playing for a great club.
This is one to watch with more than the customary cursory glance we rightly give most transfer rumors.