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Arsenal round-up: Arsene Wenger reversed on decision to sign Schneiderlin - Secret Footballer

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Arsenal fans, how very good to see you all again.

There’s only one reason you’ve clicked through to this page, and that’s to get the latest on your beloved Gunners.

With that in mind, we’ll keep the introduction short. Read on below for the biggest breaking news or watch the video above. Leave thoughts and opinions in the comments box provided.

Deal for Schneiderlin was 'done and dusted'

Arsenal had a transfer ‘done and dusted’ for Manchester United star Morgan Schneiderlin in January, only for Arsene Wenger to get cold feet and change his mind.

Now, that’s the claim made by the Secret Footballer - an anonymous pro who writes an online blog - but it certainly rings true with regards to the strong rumours suggesting the Gunners wanted the France international before he signed for United.

According to this week’s blog entry, the Secret Footballer met with an Arsenal scout, who told him said deal was all but confirmed before Wenger’s backtracking.

“It’s Arsene [Wenger],” the scout supposedly said.

“He’s so indecisive it’s frightening. We had [Morgan] Schneiderlin done and dusted last January and, by the summer, the gaffer had changed his mind."

Let us know what you think about that in the comments box provided.

Henry a Martial supporter

Meanwhile, Thierry Henry is a self-confessed Anthony Martial fan.

The Gunners legend, himself, of course, a natural-born goalscorer, said he loved how calm the United striker was when under pressure.

High praise indeed coming from an illustrious figure like Henry, but in fairness Martial has hit the ground running in England’s top-flight.

Verheijen's Wenger critcism

And to finish, outspoken Dutchman Raymond Verheijen has branded Arsene Wenger ‘average’ in a series of tweets about Arsenal.

Verheijen, no stranger to controversial opinions on high-profile managers, said there was a problem with describing someone as ‘revolutionary’ for the entirety of their career as it meant they would be behind at some point and, therefore, become average.

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