Alexandre Pato
Alexandre Pato is wanted by both Arsenal and Spurs. [Reuters]

Arsenal are hoping to succeed where Tottenham failed by convincing Alexandre Pato to leave his homeland in order to make the move to north London.

The 24-year-old returned to Brazil back in January when Corinthians signed him from AC Milan for €15m, having struggled with numerous injuries during his time in Italy.

Pato did score more than 50 league goals during his time at the San Siro and has since gone on to score 16 goals in all competition since signing for Corinthians at the start of the year.

Tottenham attempted to bring Pato back to Europe during the summer, but the hugely talented forward maintained that he was happy to remain in Brazil.

"I received offers, they [Tottenham] called Corinthians, sent a fax, to sign me in the window, but I sat down with the staff, talked with my agent and I told them I wanted to stay," Pato told Sportv.

There is a belief that Corinthians may well be willing to part with Pato in January and now it seems that Spurs could have some competition from their great rivals Arsenal.

Italian publication sportmediaset reports that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is prepared to offer Pato another opportunity to move to the Premier League.

While Pato has suffered from injuries which have slightly stalled his progress, he has still been capped 27 times by Brazil and has ten goals to his name.

Wenger has suggested that he may look to further strengthen his squad in January after an excellent start to the season, and Pato would offer another attacking option.

The forward would also be available to play in the Champions League if he made the move in January, should Arsenal manager to make it through the group stage.

However, Tottenham may well also make another offer in the new year as they look to finally achieve a top four finish and qualify for Europe's elite competition.