Arsenal are battling Tottenham for Inter Milan fullback Alvaro Pereira.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is willing to offer Benoit Assou-Ekotto in a swap for Pereira, who he worked with at Porto.

However, Arsenal are also keen as they prepare to offload Andre Santos to Fenerbahce and have lost Kieran Gibbs for almost a month due to injury.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is eager to make a new fullback signing today.