Arsenal are believed to be showing considerable interest in Hamburg winger Eljero Elia. suggests that the Gunners are desperate to sign an attacking playmaker following the departure of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri in recent times and have identified the 24-year old Dutchman as a potential replacement.

It is believed that Arsene Wenger has contacted Hamburg about Elia's availability despite the German club rejecting an offer from Juventus earlier in the transfer window.

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