Saints star reveal Arsenal are interested in signing him in the summer. [Picture: GETTY]
Arsenal has been shouted-out by Southampton star as being interested in a shock summer swoop.
But no, it’s not the Southampton player we all expected it to be, but rather his teammate – Victor Wanyama.
Arsenal has been heavily linked to Saints defensive midfield star Morgan Schniederlin, but Wanyama says the Gunners have been watching him and want to sign him at the end of the season.
Wanyama was a target for Arsenal two years ago when he was at Celtic. However, the Gunners have since switched targets to his current teammate Schneiderlin. With several attempts to lure the Frenchman to the Emirates well documented.
Wanyama, while speaking to the Sun per the Metro 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.’
Wanyama would cost about £20million to sign due to his powerful approach and ability to play in defence.
This claim by Wanyama, who is just in his first season at Southampton and in the Premier League, will come as a shock to both Arsenal and Saints fans.