Arsenal are scouting 18-year-old Cameroon striker Ernest Thierry Anang, according to The Sun. The teen is very highly rated in his homeland, where he has been identified as the next Samuel Eto'o. The Gunners' scouts are believed to be highly impressed with the Anang, who has six goals for his club - Panthere Sportive.
The African, if he does sign, will likely slot in to Arsene Wenger's youth squads, which already boasts some very talented youngsters. The young Gunners had an excellent time at the 2013 NextGen Series in Italy earlier this year, finishing fourth after semi final and play-off defeats to London rivals Chelsea and Portuguese club Sporting.
Laurent Koscielny on Arsenal's Defence
Meanwhile, France defender Laurent Koscielny spoke to the club's Web site about the first team's improved defensive record. Wenger's men have conceded only three goals in six games since the north London derby defeat to Tottenham.
"I don't know what the English word for it is, but in France we have a name for the sort of player that runs in front of the defence all the time," Koscielny explained, referring to midfield cover provided by Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey.
"They work very hard and very well in midfield. When we have the ball, they play with passes. When we lose the ball, they have the quality to stop a lot of counter-attacks. They give themselves for the squad. I think they are the first and second players who run the most on the pitch during a game," the 27-year-old explained.
The former Lorient defender also admitted language had a part to play as well; he claims his English has improved and that helps communicating with team mates.
"All the time you have players moving so it's important just to talk. It's a little thing but it's very important for us. Yes [I shout more now]! My English is better so I talk more on the pitch," he concluded.
Arsenal host rivals Manchester United at the Emirates on Sunday, in the race to a top four finish and Champions League football next season.