Arsenal had scouts in the stands to see Italy defeat Slovenia on Friday night.

TMW says Gunners representatives were running the rule over Fiorentina midfielder Riccardo Montolivo.

Montolivo is rated highly by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, who is well aware the stylish midfielder is inside the final year of his current Viola deal.

The midfield schemer would be the ideal replacement for new Barcelona signing Cesc Fabregas.

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