Arsenal prepare £15m bid for Morgan Schneiderlin in January

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Arsenal are ready to renew their interest in Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin as Arsene Wenger prepares to make a £15 million bid for the player in January. (The Sun)

The tough-tackling France international has established a reputation as one of the most assured holding midfielders in the Premier League, and the Gunners boss sees him as the perfect solution to an ongoing problem position at the Emirates.

Wenger wants to add a new anchorman after losing captain Mikel Arteta to another calf injury, but will struggle to convince Saints to cash-in on one of their most important players - particularly in the mid-season window.

Schneiderlin is currently sidelined with an adductor injury and missed last night's clash between Arsenal and Southampton, which ended in a 1-0 victory to the hosts thanks to a last-gasp goal from Alexis Sanchez.

But, Gunners fans will hold hopes of seeing the 25-year-old turn out in north London in the New Year, providing they can do a cut-price deal for a player that was reportedly valued by the south coast club at £27 million during the summer.

Check out all the latest Arsenal news and transfer gossip from today.

Arsenal gossip:

Alexis Sanchez has been like a "breath of fresh air" at the Emirates, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain praising his Arsenal team-mate for bringing a winning mentality back to the club. (Daily Star)

The Chilean winger has made a scintillating start to life in north London and turned in another match-winning performance in the Gunners' 1-0 victory over Southampton in the Premier League last night.

Lukas Podolski moved another step closer to an Arsenal exit after bookmakers shortened the World Cup winning German's odds of leaving the Emirates in January. (The Express)

The 29-year-old has fallen out of first-team favour with Arsene Wenger this term and Inter Milan is now being tipped as a potential destination for the frustrated forward in the New Year.

Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has revealed he considered leaving the Emirates when the club signed David Ospina, but the young Argentine is convinced he made the right decision to stay. (London Evening Standard)

The 22-year-old stopper - drafted into the Gunners line-up following an injury to Wojciech Szczesny - has kept three successive clean sheets, and continues to impress in Arsene Wenger's side.

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