Arsenal are reportedly considering a January move for Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Arsene Wenger remains a huge admirer of the Gunners' current number one Wojciech Szczesny but is unsure of deputy stoppers Lukasz Fabianski and Vito Mannone's capabilities. And, according to Metro, Mignolet now leads the Frenchman's list of keepers who he feels can provide competition to Szczesny.

Simon Mignolet

The 24-year-old has featured between the posts in all Premier League games for Sunderland this season, keeping six clean sheets for the 15th-placed side. The report claims Wenger has been impressed by the Belgium international's displays and is now planning a £5m move to lure him away from the Black Cats.

Mignolet, who arrived at the Stadium of Light from Belgian side Sint-Truiden in 2010, has also been linked with Arsenal's London rivals Chelsea.

Wenger Hails Arsenal's Determination

Meanwhile, Wenger has praised the determination shown by his players, after their hard fought 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium. The Gunners won a tight encounter, thanks to a Mikel Arteta penalty in the second half, and then showed composure to withstand the pressure from the Latics in the last quarter of the game, to clinch all three points.

Mikel Arteta

"It was a very different game. They stopped us from playing and they did that very well - especially in the middle of the park. We didn't find the same fluency going forward. It was much more a win because we really wanted a result more than because we dominated the game," the club website quoted Wenger as saying.

"We had chances, but, especially in the final part of the game [it] was difficult to come out at the back and master possession. They had a lot of possession in the end but we really wanted it. It's good because [we showed] more determination than domination in the final part of the game," the manager pointed out.