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Arsenal are monitoring Plymouth Argyle midfielder Luke Young, according to Sky Sports. The 19-year-old has impressed with the League Two side this season and has attracted interest from a host of Premier League and Championship clubs.
Young generally plays as an attacking central midfielder but can also operate on the flanks. He has made 21 league appearances for the Pilgrims so far this season, notching two goals and two assists.
The report states both Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion have scouted Young on a few occasions this season. Young came through the Plymouth academy and broke into the Pilgrims' first team in early 2011. The midfielder now has 60 League Two appearances to his name.
Wenger: Arsenal Did not Deserve to Win
Meanwhile, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has criticised his team after the 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary's and insisted the result should be considered as two points lost.
The Gunners went into the game on the back of a good goal-scoring run, with 13 strikes in the three previous games. However, the north London outfit came up with an uninspiring performance against the Saints and completely failed to score; the equaliser was a Guly do Prado own goal.
"Considering our performance I don't think we deserved more. It is two points dropped if you look at the target we set ourselves over Christmas. It is frustrating and disappointing because we did not create a lot and if you considered we scored five at Reading and seven against Newcastle," Wenger told the club's Web site.
"When you sum up the goal chances there is not a lot. We prepared normally and prepared well. Maybe Southampton deserve some credit as well. They fought for every ball, they were on their toes but they just did not have quite enough quality to take advantage of it," the Frenchman added.
Arsenal are fifth in the Premier League, four points behind Chelsea, who have a game in hand.