The biggest criticism of Arsene Wenger in the current season apart from the lack of silverware is the lack of depth in the squad.

The Frenchman opted not sign a single outfield player last summer and paid the price for it with a slump in form during the festive season when the squad was plagued by injuries.

However, the club is set to be busy this summer with a number of players set to leave the club and a number of others linked with a move to the club.

Big, popular names have been linked with the Emirates franchise with a potential move this summer but it looks like the manager is also looking to bring in a number of young players after the success he has had with the likes of Alex Iwobi already this season.

And it is now reported that the English franchise are interested in signing an 18-year old midfielder from Boca Junior and have already sent scouts to watch him up close.

Rodrigo Bentancur, who came through the ranks at the Buenos Aires club is widely regarded as the brightest young talent in Europe and is also scouted by the likes of Juventus and Real Madrid.

But it is now reported by ESPN that Arsenal have joined the race for the 18-year old and had scouts watching over the player during Boca’s 3-1 victory over Bolivar last Thursday and also in their game against Tigres this weekend.

The father of the midfielder recently revealed that he is happy with his situation at the club at the moment and that he is focused on growing into an even better player.

The Argentine franchise are also keen to hold on to their starlet for at least another season but if big clubs come calling, Bentancur may well make the move this summer.

However at just 18, the Argentine national has a lot of time to learn the game and a loan deal might be the best option for both the parties involved.

It will be interesting to see if any of the mentioned clubs does make a real move for the midfielder in the summer but surely, the 18-year old will be a star player in years to come and will help Wenger in his search for a title next season.


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