The French midfielder was heavily linked with a switch away from the Saints over the summer, and actively pursued a transfer by demanding to be allowed to leave St Mary’s Stadium.
Despite Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino having been keen to take him with him to White Hart Lane, the South Coast club held firm, keeping Schneiderlin at the club.
The Les Bleus international has since shone in Ronald Koeman’s high-flying XI, and despite claiming that he’s ready to see out the season with Southampton, January raids are on the cards.
Arsenal are now understood to be just as interested as bitter rivals Tottenham, with a £15m offer in the pipeline to win the battle.
Southampton are likely to be determined to keep their man once again, yet should Schneiderlin attempt to manufacture a deal himself they could find it hard to turn down a good offer from the Gunners.