Ray Parlour wanted Morgan Schneiderlin to sign for Arsenal

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Morgan Schneiderlin would have been a 'very good' signing for Arsenal, former midfielder Ray Parlour has claimed. 

The ex-Gunners star, speaking to The Sport Review, has insisted that his former side need a central-midfielder to protect the club's back-line ahead of the 2015/16 campaign. 

Schneiderlin, of course, will not be arriving at the Emirates anytime soon after he recently completed a move to rivals Manchester United, who also landed German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich. 


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Parlour, then, has admitted that he wanted to see the French international join the ranks in north London, and has questioned whether either of Santi Cazorla or Jack Wilshere could play in the midfield role next term.

"Arsenal need a central midfielder who’s going to be sitting in front of the back four." Parlour told The Sport Review.

"Schneiderlin would have been good very good. Are there players in that sort of mould out there that Arsene Wenger can bring in to do that job? Or will he look at Santi Cazorla like he did at Manchester City away last season… can Jack Wilshere do that job?"

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Brilliant Schneiderlin 

There's no doubt about it, Parlour is most definitely right on the Schneiderlin transfer. The ex-Southampton man would have been the ideal man for Wenger's side, who are still in need of midfield reinforcements. 

Of course, the emergence of Francis Coquelin has changed things at the Emirates, but they can't just rely on him to produce the goods as the club go in search of success on both the domestic and European scene. 

Ultimately, while Manchester United now have numerous options in the middle of the park, Wenger's side are just one injury away from looking a little lightweight. 

Must get better 

And ultimately, it's the holding midfield role that has often cost the Gunners in their attempts to secure the Premier League title. It has certainly been a problem area for the club for some time, so perhaps Wenger will still look at other options in the near future. 

There's William Carvalho, who is extremely rated by so many in the game, but he'd no doubt prove a risk, but alongside Coquelin would no doubt be a fine fit for the long term.

With Petr Cech now between the sticks, Wenger's squad look better than ever, but you still feel they are one or two big signings away from overhauling rivals Chelsea. 

Arsenal fans: Do you need another holding midfield player? Have your say below! 

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