Wenger is set to make good use of his French connection, which has failed him of late.
The boss was left bemused after Manchester United completed the transfer of Anthony Martial, he went as far as calling Monaco to voice his complains – reports had it that he enquired over the availability of the player but was told he wasn’t available. The rest is history.
This time he is looking to sign a budding midfielder from French side Lille, it is claimed.
SportsMole reports that Arsenal are in the race for Sofiane Boufal, in a bid to secure his signature this January. Further reports suggest that a £18.5m in the coming week for the player if all goes to plan.
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder is one of the standout performers for a struggling Lille who find themselves in an unusual spot below the top ten. He has scored 5 goals in 15 League appearances. However, his versatility is what endears him to the scouts.
Despite being a natural on the midfield, he can play effective at both wings and also as a second striker.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Ligue 1 leaders Paris-Saint Germain are also reported to be interested in him.