French newspaper says Lyon playmaker and Saints star are on Wenger’s wish-list.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen to bolster his midfield options with a France international this summer.
L’Equipe claim that the Gunners are keen on Lyon’s Clement Grenier and Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin.
Grenier was originally included in France’s World Cup squad, but a thigh injury forced the 23-year-old to be replaced by Montpellier’s Remy Cabella.
Conversely, uncapped Schneiderlin, 24, benefitted from an injury, as he received a late call up for Brazil 2014 after Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery failed to recover from a back problem.
Despite missing the World Cup, Grenier is expected to be fit in time for pre-season training.
Grenier, who has represented France five times at senior level, likes to operate in a central attacking midfield position.
He is a set-piece specialist and can be dangerous if allowed to shoot from long range.
Grenier played 28 Ligue 1 games for Lyon this season, scoring four goals and providing five assists.
He has four years left to run on his current contract.
Schneiderlin, who also has four years remaining on his current deal, generally plays in a deeper role than Grenier.
The former Strasbourg player featured in 33 Premier League matches this season. He made 113 tackles, 68 interceptions and 47 clearances.
He displayed impressive composure in possession too, completing 1,721 of 1,927 passes attempted.
Schneiderlin was linked with interest from Manchester United earlier this year and, speaking in April, he said that he was ‘aware of top teams watching him’.
Meanwhile, Grenier was wanted by Newcastle United in January, but the Magpies reportedly had a bid in the region of £10m rejected.