Missing out on Morgan Schneiderlin must be Arsenal's biggest regret of the summer

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Should Arsenal have made a move for the player before he signed for Manchester United?

Arsenal’s start to the new Premier League season has been relatively good and their 3-0 victory against Manchester United at the weekend leaves them second in the table heading into the international break.

The Gunners’ European exploits have been rather less successful and Arsene Wenger’s side find themselves without a point after two Champions League group matches.

That leaves them with a lot to do when they return to club matters, but with the international break upon us we can consider who Arsenal may regret not signing during the summer.

A quiet transfer window does not automatically mean a bad one, but Arsenal would have been wise to spend big on Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin before he ultimately headed to Manchester United.

According to a report from the Daily Star, Arsenal balked at the price for the French international, and if that is the case it was a big mistake by Wenger.

After all, defensive midfield is arguably the one area of the field where Arsenal are still thin, relying heavily on Francis Coquelin, and there is no doubt Schneiderlin would have been a fine investment had he arrived at the Emirates Stadium.

Alas it was not to be, but do not be surprised if Arsenal sign another midfielder come January.

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