Arsene Wenger

Arsenal are tracking the progress of Nuremberg striker Josip Drmic and have reportedly made him their top target for a move in the summer, according to the Metro.

The Gunners are in the market for a striker this summer and have been linked with a multitude of names, by the likes of Karim benzema, Alvaro Morata, Diego Costa, Edinson Cavani and others but the largely unknown striker is believed to be on top of Arsene Wenger's wishlist.

The striker has 11 goals in 23 appearances this season, a modest return for a striker aiming to be leading the lines of one of the greatest clubs in Europe.

The report states that Arsenal scouts have been tracking the player for a long time and are keeping the manager updated on his progress. The Swiss international has made five appearances for his country, scoring two goals in the process.

The Gunners need a striker to provide backup for Olivier Giroud, who has been in fine form this season but has failed to give Arsenal that cutting edge which big teams need to carve open teams who are willing to sit back or the likes of Bayern Munich who take the game to you.

Drmic has been linked with a move to Rubin Kazan and Zenit St. Petersburg but neither club have made an official bid for the player, leaving Wenger with a free ride to his signature should he decide to take the plunge.

The north London club are currently third in the league, seven points behind Chelsea with a game in hand.

They have progressed to the semi-finals of the FA Cup but have crashed out of the Champions League to Bayern on Tuesday after they succumed to a 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena.

This is an important period for Wenger and his team where they will face opposition from the likes of Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton in back to back games, a stretch which will decide their title credentials.

Full points from all these games will make them favourites for the title and a chance to end their nine season trophy drought which has received a lot of flak over the years.