Newcastle United striker Demba Ba is a target for Arsenal. Ba hasn't scored in the last 13 games for the Toon.

The Journal says Ba, who has scored one Premier League goal this calendar year, has emerged as Arsene Wenger's top target if Robin van Persie departs the Emirates.

United feel European football will be key to keeping the Senegal striker on Tyneside next season, but have not begun negotiations on a new deal which would remove the seven-figure release clause in his contract.