Arsenal transfers: Ray Parlour wants Morgan Schneiderlin signing

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour earmarks Morgan Schneiderlin as the ideal signing for the Gunners

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Ray Parlour has earmarked Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin as the “perfect signing” for Arsenal.

The Gunners legend’s thoughts turned to how Arsene Wenger can strengthen his first-team after the north London side crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Schneiderlin, who has scored three goals in 21 Premier League appearances this season, has been heavily linked with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur over the past 18 months.

He’s got to go and buy two top class players and really add to the squad. Then maybe they can challenge for the league title next season

Ray Parlour

Former Arsenal midfielder Parlour pinpointed the France international as the type of player that Wenger needs to sign to strengthen his squad for next season’s Champions League.

Parlour told talkSPORT: “Arsenal need to get Morgan Schneiderlin if he’s available in the summer,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.

“He would be perfect. He’s a little bit like Gilberto Silva when he was at Arsenal. He can sit back into the back four and, when it’s wide, he can be another centre half. That’s so good if you can do that.

“He’s so comfortable on the ball and someone like him would be a great addition.

“There has to be big investment at Arsenal this summer. The Premier League is more important than the Champions League.

“In Europe, sometimes, you need a bit of luck along the way but the league doesn’t lie. The most consistent team always win it, that’s what they’ve got to look at.

“They need to be challenging Chelsea and Man City, along with Liverpool and Manchester United next season.

“He’s got to go and buy two top class players and really add to the squad. Then maybe they can challenge for the league title next season.”

Schneiderlin was the subject of a reported £20m bid from Tottenham last summer, however, Southampton refused to sell the midfielder following a mass exodus at St Mary’s.

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The 26-year-old has proven one of the driving forces behind the Saints’ excellent season so far, helping the south coast club stay in the race for a top-four finish this season.

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