Emirates Stadium side target French youngster who has been scoring regularly in the Italian top tier.
Arsenal are reportedly tracking Parma striker Ishak Belfodil according to TransferMarketWeb.
The North London club have joined Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the chase for the in-form teenager, who has netted seven goals in 12 Serie A appearances this term.
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The Algerian born striker is a French Under 20 international who moved to Parma last summer having been a youth player at Lyon. Belfodil is a graduate of the famed Clairefontaine academy that has spawned the likes of Nicolas Anelka, Hatem Ben Arfa, Abou Diaby and William Gallas.
Arsene Wenger has a myriad of top talents coming through the academy ranks but arguably not all that many in central striking roles, though he has sent young signing Joel Campbell to La Liga to continue his education, and a move for Belfodil is perhaps with a view to planning for the long term.