Arsene Wenger is plotting a move for Paraguay international Miguel Almiron as he looks to make Arsenal's sixth signing of the summer and third of the week. The £11m ($14.3m) rated midfielder is said to be on the Gunners' radar after impressing for his current club CA Lanus in Argentina.
The French manager confirmed deals for Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi following his team's 3-1 win over Watford on Saturday (27 August) with the club set to make the official announcement in the coming days. The duo were Arsenal's fourth and fifth signings, following the arrival of Granit Xhaka, Takuma Asano and Rob Holding earlier in the summer.
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder, who can also operate in the wide areas, made his debut for Paraguay at this summer's Copa America tournament. According to the Sun, Wenger is keen to add the versatile midfielder to his squad before the summer transfer window shuts at 11pm BST on Wednesday (31 August).
The north London club already have a wealth of attacking talent in their midfield in the form of Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but Wenger could be tempted to add another attacking threat to aid the Gunners' challenge for the Premier League title.
Almiron, who has been intimated about Arsenal's interest, has admitted that he would be delighted to play for the Gunners, but has left his future in the hands of his agent as he concentrates on the ongoing campaign with his current employers.
"It would be great to play for Arsenal but I haven't said anything yet - my agent is taking care [of me]. For now I just think of Lanus," Almiron told Goal Argentina, as quoted by the Express.