Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted he is interested in signing Lyon's France international left winger Hatem Ben Arfa.

Manchester United were linked with a move for the 21-year-old and team-mate Karim Benzema last month, while Tottenham have held a long-term interest in Ben Arfa.

The young midfielder, who is of Tunisian descent, still has two years to run on his Stade Gerland contract and Lyon are hoping to tie him down to a new long-term deal.

"If Ben Arfa is for sale, then we are very interested," Wenger told The Sun.