After signing the versatile Calum Chambers from them in the last summer transfer window, it appears that Arsenal will be going back to take another Southampton player when the current season draws to a close.
It might not be the player you think though, as the man who plays alongside the heavily linked central midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has told the press that it is him, Victor Wanyama, that Arsene Wenger wants to sign this summer, as reported by Metro.
The Kenya international star said, “Wenger has been talking about me.
“He has let it be known he would like to sign me this summer.
“Arsenal are a great club and I’d love to play Champions League football as I loved being on that stage with Celtic.
“But we’ve had a fantastic season at Saints and I want to stay focused on helping the club qualify for Europe.
“Then we’ll see where I end up in the summer.”
The Gunners were linked with the powerful midfielder before, when he was in Scotland with Celtic, but the feeling was that the boss was unsure how he would adapt to the step up in class. He has now proved himself in the Premier League, so is Wanyama set to get his dream transfer to Arsenal?