Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen to bring in the Australia international keeper before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
“I need it to happen,” Schwarzer told the Australian Daily Telegraph.
“I’ve had a couple of chats with Mark [Hughes]. It’s delicately poised.
“Who wouldn’t be keen to go to Arsenal? At this stage in my career it’s an amazing opportunity to play at that level and one I really want to take.
“It’s taken a long time and the season’s very close. On one hand you understand them not wanting to disrupt too many things but I want things resolved as quickly as possible.
“Only time will tell whether that happens or not.”