Wenger is a busy little bee at present, that is if you believe the latest set of rumours linking him with this trio of young talent.
Arsenal and Bolton Wanderers are chasing Sochaux attacker Mevlut Erding.
The Daily Mail says the highly-rated 21-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and talks over an extension have stalled, leading to interest from Arsene Wenger.
Rather than risk losing the youngster for free at the end of the season, Sochaux will be open to offers in the January transfer window if negotiations continue to stall.
Belgium’s Young Player of the Year, Axel Witsel, has sent Arsenal a “come and get me” plea.
Standard Liege’s £6million-rated midfielder, 19, said: “I have dreamt about playing for a big club since I was a kid and my love for Arsenal goes back a long way.
“I’d love to play in a more classy league.”
The agent of PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Afellay says there’s no buyout clause in his contract.
Last week, Arsenal and Chelsea target Afellay admitted: “I cannot say that I will finish the season with PSV. You cannot plan in football. It can change from day to day.”
The midfielder’s agent, Rob Jansen, said: “You can assume that there is no limit to the transfer in Afellay’s PSV contract. If there is a club that wants Afellay then certainly in a sensible way we will handle such a situation.
“We’ll do this in consultation with the player, so we must also agree with each other.” (tribalfootball.com)
Of the three names mentioned, Afellay is obviously the stand-out player. He has great ability and shows signs of being able to make the jump from the Dutch league to the Premier. He’s been linked with Arsenal for a while now. Witsel and Erding are both in danger of being flash in the pans who have been given a bit too much media attention. Standard Liege seem to have about half a dozen players said to be close to following Fellaini into the top tier of the game, and Sochaux’s Turkish international may well be out-of-contract come the summer, but I am not sure he will be a player that Wenger turns to.
Do Gunners fans have any tips for the Arsenal boss as to who he should buy?