Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama has revealed that Arsenal chief Arsene Wenger wants to bring him to the Emirates this summer.
As reported by The Sun, Wanyama, who has enjoyed a fine season at the St Mary's, has hailed Arsenal as a 'great club', insisting that he'd love to play in the Champions League again after previously experiencing the competition at Celtic.
It appears, then, that the midfield ace, who has been rated at the £20 million mark, is considering his long term future, as he's admitted that he will wait and see what happens in the summer.
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When speaking about Arsenal's interest, the Saints man told The Sun: “Wenger has been talking about me. And he has let it be known he would like to sign me this summer.
“Arsenal are a great club and I’d love to play Champions League football as I loved being on that stage with Celtic.
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“But we’ve had a fantastic season at Saints and I want to stay focused on helping the club qualify for Europe.
“Then we’ll see where I end up in the summer.”
It appears, though, that Arsenal aren't the only team from north London interested in the player's signature, with the same report revealing that Tottenham have an interest in his signature.
And Wanyama has admitted that he could link back up with former boss Mauricio Pochettino in the future.
When asked about a possible reunion with his ex-boss, he continued by saying: “If I get the chance, maybe. You never know what will happen in the future.
“It’s nice to be linked with other clubs as it means I’m playing well.”
It appears, then, that his long term future at Southampton is uncertain, but he will no doubt be hoping to produce the goods over the coming weeks, as the club go in search of securing a European place for next season.
Ok, so the signing of Wanyama would be a solid one for the Gunners, but surely Morgan Schneiderlin would prove the better option for Arsenal as they go in search of success next season.
The French international has been one of the standout players in the division over the course of the past 18-months and is far more technically gifted than Wanyama.
Schneiderlin, as well as proving a strong and robust player in the middle of the park, would also suit the club's style of play, so appears to be the better option. Perhaps, though, Wenger thinks Wanyama is the man to take the club forward. One thing's for sure, it looks set to be an exciting transfer window in north London.
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