Salomon Idi Kalonda, Mazembe boss, remarked, "We have agreed that Mputu will leave the country later this week for trials with Arsenal.
"But Arsenal offers him the best opportunity of becoming a world-class player."
Kalonda believes that the hype surrounding 'the new Samuel Eto'o' is well justified.
"He is one of the most talented players to come out of Africa in the past two years. Indeed, Mputu was the top scorer in the continent-wide Champions League competition this season, netting nine goals in just six matches as the Lubumbashi-based club failed to make the group stages.