Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is desperate to sign Southampton fullback Luke Shaw. The Daily Mail says Gunners officials will use New Year's Day's trip to St Mary's to hold talks with Southampton in their attempts to land the 17-year-old left back.

Arsenal will make an offer for Shaw this month and it is hoped Tuesday's discussions will pave the way for the club to end their two-year quest to land the latest jewel to emerge from Southampton's ultra-productive academy.

Arsenal saw a summer offer rejected by Saints chairman Nicola Cortese, who knows the youngster will soon be worth a small fortune. Chelsea, are also keen.