by Lewis Ambrose
Charlie Wyett, football editor for The Sun, has revealed that he thinks Morgan Schneiderlin will be an Arsenal player by the end of the summer.
The journalist, who has covered Arsenal for much of his career, has since played down the “reports” after he was allegedly misquoted by a blogger.
“I think Morgan Schneiderlin will be joining Arsenal,” said Wyett during an appearance on radio station talkSPORT.
“He would be a good signing along with Petr Cech,” added the journalist.
Thanks to the transfer madness that ensues any sort of rumour or link I can only imagine what Wyett’s Twitter was like when he ended up taking to the social media platform to set the record straight.
On Twitter, Wyett explained that he only ever said he had a hunch that the Southampton midfielder would end up at Arsenal.
Arsenal have allegedly held some interest in the midfielder for sometime and it would make sense with his desire to move to a club competing in the Champions League.
Reports in the French media have suggested that Manchester United are closing in on a deal for Schneiderlin which would be completed when the midfielder returns from his holidays.
Wyett did NOT – as some reports have stated – claim that Arsenal would sign Schneiderlin, he didn’t confirm anything, and it is perfectly obvious that it is merely his opinion.
There’s a clear difference between thinking something will happen and knowing that it will, and Charlie Wyett hasn’t claimed to know anything about the future of Morgan Schneiderlin.
Regardless, the deal would make sense and – if Arsenal value him highly enough to pay the asking price set by Southampton (supposedly around £24M) there is no reason why this deal couldn’t be a possibility.