Reports have it that Arsenal are preparing to sign a defensive midfielder Renan Martin Pereira from Avai in Brazil.
Arsenal are in search of a defensive midfielder have been impressed by the reports of the scouts they sent to watch the 17 year old.
After bringing in a host of youngsters, coupled with the January arrival of another defensive midfielder in Krystian Beliek, it would be a surprise that another defensive youngster is being added.
But with Wenger’s record of incorporating 17 year olds like Wilshire, Walcott, Fabregas and Chamberlain among many he has blooded early into the first team, it would be no surprise to see Renan who some have touted as being close to a complete player in the first team next season.
The youngster is famed for his ability to control games at such a tender age, such quality would make him worthy if not better replacement for the aging Mikel Arteta.
If the deal goes through Arsenal would be required to pay a nominal fee as training compensation to Avia due to his age.