Wenger is a big fan of this young starlet, who just helped his country to the Olympic gold and therefore his club has decided to slap on one hell of a pricetag!
Benfica have reportedly put a £24million price tag on Argentina youngster Angel di Maria to ward off Arsenal.
The 20-year-old jumped into the limelight following his classy match-winner against Nigeria in the Olympics football final in Beijing.
Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester United are thought to be amongst a host of top European clubs interested in the winger.
Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus were all said to be tracking the star before the Olympics got underway.
However, Portugal giants Benfica are desperate to hang onto di Maria for at least another season and will not accept any offer less than the player’s near-£24million buy-out clause. (Thesoccerblog)
The Argentine winger, often dubbed the ‘New Messi’, looks to be a player of huge potential and is being chased by just about every big club in Europe. The Portuguese giants are going to struggle to keep him focused on the coming league campaign, not least because Benfica only managed fourth last term and cannot offer the 20-year-old Champions League football. Whether the Arsenal boss would be tempted by the player given that valuation will be interesting to monitor, maybe he could test the water with a smaller bid? Do Gunners fans think the club need yet more young talents in the squad or should they be looking to their immediate future rather than further down the road?