Olympique Marseille playmaker Mathieu Valbuena is interesting Arsenal.
Valbuena has also been linked with Manchester United and has confessed a big ambition to play in England.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has sent scouts to monitor the 5ft 6in attacker's progress in Ligue 1 where he has made 31 appearances this season returning four goals and four assists.
The France international's attacking style could see him being lined up as a replacement for Andrey Arshavin or Tomas Rosicky who have both been linked with moves away from the Emirates.
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