Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to make a move for Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz.

The Daily Mail says Wenger is ready to wreck Sir Alex Ferguson's transfer strategy for the second time by beating him to Blackburn's £10million rated striker Santa Cruz.

The Arsenal manager has already scored over his rival by signing 17-year-old Cardiff midfielder Aaron Ramsey in a £5m deal.

Santa Cruz scored 23 goals for Blackburn last season after a bargain £3.5m move from Bayern Munich and figures on Ferguson's shopping list.

But Wenger fears Arsenal could lose top scorer Emmanuel Adebayor to AC Milan and has targeted the Paraguay striker.