Exclusive: Arsenal To Spring For Highly Talented Starlet Mexican Striker

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Gunners set their sights on the ‘new Chicharito’.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is believed to be in the process of negotiating a deal to sign young Mexican striker Erick ‘Cubo’ Torres with the view to bringing him to the Emirates over the summer.

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The Gunners are preparing to overhaul their entire frontline at the end of the season with Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud both set to move on to new challenges elsewhere.

And while Wenger has a number of big money, high profile names in mind for his shopping list, he has his squad depth in mind this time around as he does not want to struggle with selection issues again.

Arsenal have sent their scouting team on a worldwide recon mission in 2014, and one name that has repeatedly turned up in the many reports that have been sent back to London is Chivas USA striker Erick Torres.

The Mexican, who is on loan at the American namesake of Mexican club Chivas de Guadalajara, has made an explosive start to the current MLS season by notching five goals in six games for the club as they continue to defy expectations near the top of the Western Conference.

Wenger has been impressed by his form, vision and movement and is hoping to open a dialogue with the Mexican side in the hope of bringing him to London where he can attempt to live up to the constant comparisons with compatriot Javier Hernandez.

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