Arsenal eyes Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin

Arsenal want Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin to replace the injury-prone Abou Diaby.

The Gunners are preparing a £10million bid for the Frenchman who signed a new Saints contract in February.

Manager Arsene Wenger has been monitoring Schneiderlin, 23, since the player moved to England for £1.2million from Strasbourg five years ago.

Wenger has already lured Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from St Mary’s in recent years.

And the Emirates boss has vowed to launch the biggest spending spree of his reign this summer after another season without silverware.