Arsenal are set to battle their fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur for the signature of Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin in the summer, as reported by the Daily Star.
Both the Gunners and Spurs were thought to be keen on signing him last summer, but Southampton were adamant that their star midfielder would not be allowed to leave the club.
They even kept hold of the French international despite Schneiderlin threatening to go on strike from the club.
They have benefitted from that decision, with Schneiderlin playing an integral role as they have charged to the Champions League places in the early part of the season.
However, the north London duo are still thought to be keen on a move, possibly worth £25 million.
Nothing is likely to happen in January.
The south coast club are not willing to see Schneiderlin depart during the winter window, with Champions League football on the cards, and the player himself recently admitted that the situation surrounding a move was delicate.