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Mputu begins Arsenal trials

Arsenal are set to snap up DR Congo striker Tresor Mputu for £500,000.

The TP Mazembe ace, 21 - dubbed the next Samuel Eto'o - is starting a 10-day trial with Arsenal next week.

Mazembe chief Salomon Idi Kalonda said: "We have agreed that Mputu will leave the country later this week for trials with Arsenal.

"We have several offers for him from clubs in Europe particularly Belgium and France.

"But Arsenal offers him the best opportunity of becoming a world class player.

"He is one of the most talented players to come out of Africa in the past two years and his performance in the African Champions league is there for all to see.

"We are confident that after the ten-days of trials Wenger will be happy with him."

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