Arsenal are making a sensational move for AC Milan striker Alexandre Pato. Sportmediaset, which is owned by Milan patron Silvio Berlusconi, reports Arsenal have put together a package €35-40 million to be spent on landing Pato.

Wenger sees Pato as the ideal signing to convince skipper Robin van Persie to pen a new contract - or to even replace the Dutchman.

Milan are putting Pato on trial this season as the young Brazilian struggles for form and with injury.

A January move may prove difficult for Arsenal, however, after Antonio Cassano was ruled out for the season following his heart operation.