Arsenal watching Schalke striker Jefferson Farfan

Arsenal are interested in Schalke 04 striker Jefferson Farfan.

With the futures of Nicklas Bendtner, Marouane Chamakh, Carlos Vela and Robin van Persie all under a cloud, Arsenal are in the market for a new striker signing and Farfan is under consideration, says Calciomercato.com.

AS Roma are competing with Arsenal for the Peru international, though Schalke coach Huub Stevens will be disappointed to see him leave.

"It is a pleasure to have a player of his class at my disposal," said the coach.

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