Quality player, and one of those like Arteta who may never get a full international cap. Probably worth the £15M price being bandied about. Not sure, however, whether he'd be worth us spending that amount on him, given needs elsewhere.
Big miss for Southampton with him being out.
Southhampton seem to have a whole bunch of players that are doing very well and other teams are interested in. If they could actually hold onto a couple of them, they could be very competitive going forward.
With that said, given that there left and right back are both wanted by top four clubs, there strikers both have over ten goals apiece in the prem this season (something I don't think we have ever had), Lallana is the breakout player of the season, and Schneiderlin is apparently so awesome, you have to wonder why Southampton have not picked up even more points this season...