Arsenal boss Unai Emery is keen on leapfrogging the competition in signing the impressive Cengiz Under from Roma in January.
The Spaniard who joined the Emirates this summer following Wenger’s retirement after the 69-year-old’s rough last season spell.
Emery increased the depths of the Gunners squad, picking up reinforcements from for the backfield from the German Bundesliga, and strengthening their centre with signings from the Italian Serie A and the French second-tier Ligue 2.
Arsenal’s fine run of form recently have been halted having taken severe hits to in their frontlines.
Danny Welbeck still remains sidelined after going down with injury in the Europa competition.
Emery doesn’t not want to run out of options, when the second half of the Premier League season goes underway.
Cengiz Under has been handpicked as the man he wants added to his team’s rank in January.
The Turkish star has won plenty of interests from a host of clubs this season, after an impressive start in the Serie A for Roma.
Chelsea want the 21-year-old, including rivals Tottenham and Manchester City, this puts the Gunners in a tight corner to sign him over.
Under is reportedly valued in the region of 44 million pounds, but Roma may not be tempted to sell in January.