Andy Polo
Arsenal-target Andy Polo from Peru's Universitario battles Rivero from Venezuela's Deportivo Anzoategui in Lima. REUTERS

Arsene Wenger has rekindled his interest in Peruvian starlet Andy Polo after the player indicated he will only move to a club where he is guaranteed first-team football.

The Peruvian striker, labelled "the new Aguero" by local media, has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium as well as Real Madrid.

Earlier this month, Madrid looked to have beaten Arsenal to the 17-year-old's signature after he expressed an interest in a move to La Liga.

However, Wenger will be encouraged by Polo's latest comments that he wants to move to a club where he will play week-in, week-out.

The Arsenal manager has built his reputation on nurturing the deployment of young players like Jack Wilshire, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and he will keep a close eye on developments in Peru.

"Spain seems to me a great league. Real Madrid is a possibility but I know I should take it step by step.

"But I have to be realistic and join a team that can give me a chance to show my football. I'm very happy because I think I will be sold to a European team but I am waiting for confirmation from my agent."

The Arsenal target, previously compared to Jefferson Farfan, has scored three goals in 16 appearances for Deportes this season.