Celtic midfielder Ki Sung-yeung is a shock target for Arsenal.

The Daily Mail says Gunners spies were alerted to the South Korea international's talents while on scouting assignments in Scotland last season.

The club's scouting network have kept a closer eye on the 23-year-old - who has been dubbed the South Korean Steven Gerrard in his homeland - during the Olympic Games and have been suitably impressed.

Influential chief scout Steve Rowley rates Ki - who would be available for around £9million -very highly and will recommend the energetic midfielder to manager Arsene Wenger.