Deal Close! Arsenal officials arrive club to seal deal for Olympic star

Arsene Wenger is hoping to push for the Premier League title this season but will only be able to achieve that if all of his players are fit.

Per reports,

Arsenal are reportedly set to do battle with Leicester City for African sensation Oghenekaro Etebo.

The Gunners sent scouts to watch the player voted 2015’s African most promising prospect last week with Etebo currently plying his trade with Feirense.

Etebo has become a regular in the Portuguese side in recent weeks, but has scored just once this season.

The 21-year-old has played mostly on the left wing this season, but can play in midfield or the opposite wing.

Arsenal eyes watched Etebo play 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Porto last Thursday.

Etebo first caught the attentions of Arsenal during the summer when he became the first player in 44 years to score four goals in an Olympic fixture.

The attacker inspired Nigeria to a 5-4 win over Japan at Rio with Monaco and Atalanta also interested in securing the youngster’s signature.

Etebo is under contract with Feirense until the summer of 2018.

Arsene Wenger currently has just one fit out-and-out striker with Olivier Giroud the sole frontman in the squad and Danny Welbeck still recovering from a long-term injury.


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