Wenger himself confirmed he would sign only “top players” in winter, and this has seen the club linked to an avalanche of star players in recent weeks.
Arsenal are determined to bring Lille attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal to the Emirates by following up their initial interest in with a bid, according to the Metro.
The Gunners are acting quickly in order to beat off competition from premier league rivals Liverpool and Manchester United by readying an offer believed to be around £18.5million, as per the report.
Boufal, 22, who joined Lille as recent as last summer from Angers having helped them attained promotion from Ligue 2 has repeatedly produced impressive displays in Ligue 1 this campaign.
The midfielder star who as already become a fan favourite by continuing to wow the home crowd with his performances has already bagged 7 goals in his 26 appearances his season with 5 of those coming in the league. While he has creativity in abundance, It is his goal scoring ability however that has got Wenger and other top European clubs sniffing around him.
Boufal currently averages 0.27 goals per game for Lille . A figure that betters all midfielders currently plying their trade at the Emirates.
The Arsenal boss would have to move quickly to wrap up the deal to take the midfielder to the Emirates as reports claim French champions Paris Saint-Germain are also believed to be keeping an eye the star.