Levante midfielder Ruben Garcia has revealed he will consider a summer move to Arsenal, if the Gunners make an approach. The Mirror believes Arsene Wenger dispatched chief scout Steve Rowley to watch the 19-year-old in La Liga games this season and has received impressive reports.
"In Spain there are very great and historic teams, but yes, I would like to travel abroad and I would have to think about it because they are a big club," the former Racing Santander youngster said.
Garcia has four goals and three assists from 20 league starts this season and has also started seven games in the club's Europa League campaign. However, it is understood that no further action will be taken until after the European U21 Championships in Israel later in the summer.
A move for Garcia could depend on the Gunners being able to dispose of Ivory Coast forward Gervinho. The Metro claims Ligue 1 club Olympique Lyon have opened talks with Arsenal over a season-long loan deal (with the option for a permanent transfer) for the 26-year-old.
Gervinho has not had as successful a period in north London as he would perhaps have liked; the African has only five goals and three assists from 18 Premier League games this season and has only nine goals in 46 games since his transfer from Lille two years ago.
Wenger is likely to struggle to find options out wide, with Japanese youngster Ryo Miyachi still injury prone and unable to make an impact when fit. The 20-year-old spent last season on loan with relegated Wigan Athletic but injuries and poor form meant he made only four appearances for the Latics, all off the bench.
The Gunners were known to be interested in signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace but lost the winger to Premier League champions Manchester United. The agreement taking the player to Old Trafford included him staying at Selhurst Park for the rest of the season. Palace have since won promotion to the English top flight and were hoping to retain Zaha on loan for this season as well. That, however, seems unlikely.
Arsenal have a reported £70m war chest for the summer and speculation has already linked them to top-class strikers like Stevan Jovetic, Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema.