Arsenal are reportedly keeping an eye on Ghanaian youngster David Boateng who plays for Crystal Palace U23 in the English Professional Development League.
The Gunners boss Unai Emery is believed to have tasked scouts from the Emirates Stadium to monitor the 17-year-old utility player who is an expert in the middle.
Arsenal join Italian powerhouse AC Milan who have also shown interest in signing the youngster.
Boateng has suggested he is open to a move away from the Selhurst Park to be experience fresh challenges.
He has been a scholar at Crystal Palace over the last 7 years, playing through various youth ranks at the club.
By El Akyereko