Arsenal are chasing Manchester City midfielder Abdisalam Ibrahim.

The Daily Express says such is his burgeoning talent, City's coaching staff have compared him to Patrick Vieira and Yaya Toure.

A whole host of Premier League clubs including Liverpool, Tottenham, Sunderland, Fulham and West Brom have been on his tail.

However, Arsenal are now stepping up their interest in the midfielder, currently on-loan at Stromsogodset.