Wolfsburg starlet Maximilian Arnold has hinted that he could consider securing a dream move to Arsenal after three or four seasons in Germany.
The Gunners have reportedly been keeping tabs on the 20-year-old as Arsene Wenger was hoping to add the playmaker to the existing German contingent on his roster.
He rose through the Bundesliga outfit's youth academy and became a first team regular last season, two years after making his debut.
Despite the arrival of Kevin de Bruyne from Chelsea in January, Arnold played 28 league fixtures in the previous campaign, scoring seven goals and contributing two assists.
The versatile attacking midfielder, who has been dubbed as the 'next Mesut Ozil', revealed that he is happy to fight for places in Dieter Hecking's starting lineup.
"Of course the likes of Juventus and Arsenal are clubs you dream about as a child. But I am on just 36 Bundesliga appearances. If I was on 150, then it might be different. I am a player of Wolfsburg and I am happy to be a part of this team," Sky Sports quoted the German youth international as saying.
Meanwhile, the north London club have signed three players in the ongoing transfer window. Colombia star David Ospina is the latest recruit to follow Alexis Sanchez and Mathieu Debuchy in the Emirates' roster.
Southampton defender Calum Chambers is also nearing a move as Wenger stated that the versatile teenage right-back could be a gamble at £16m.
The 64-year-old is known for nurturing various youngsters through the academy and into the first team. The French manager went on to explain as to how he identifies future stars.
"There is the kid who battles with himself, the real champions, the guy who is driven by an inner motivation and has a consistent desire to be better because he has to be better," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.
"The second guy battles with others. He wants to show others he is better than them and he is ready to go out and show that. The third guy is a different case, he wants to be respected by others.
"At the top level of competition you find these types of people. They have a mixture of the three characteristics but there is a dominant one there. I personally am inner driven. You want people who are consistently driven, you want ones like dogs who always want more. We try to identify that and try to make them stars," he concluded.