Arsenal linked with signing new left-back who wasn't even born when Arsene Wenger became boss

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Arsenal have been linked with signing a new defender... the bad news is it's another untested teenager.

There has been plenty of talk over new targets for Arsenal this week in the wake of their disastrous week, so we introduce the latest name - Senna Miangue.

Not heard of him? It's ok, nor have most - he isn't a household name but there is a chance he could be judging by the clubs after him.

The reports stem from Italy - with websites claiming Inter Milan are chasing the teenager, but face competition from Arsenal who are also after him.

So who is he and what can we tell you about him?

Well first thing to mention is his age, and this is what probably won't excite Arsenal fans who want proven players. 

Miangue is only just turned 16, he was born back in February 1997, that's after Arsene Wenger was appointed Arsenal manager back in 1996 - which firstly indicates just how how young he is, but also quite how long Wenger has remained manager of Arsenal.

He plays for a Belgian side which sounds like an alcoholic drink, Beerschot AC who lie 14th out of 16 in his country's top division, just outside the relegation zone.

Not that Miangue can be held accountable for his club's poor form - he is yet to make a single appearance for them. At international level he plays for Belgium's under-16 side, although he is eligible to play for Congo.

Whether the left-footer makes it to the Emirates is anybody's guess, but he remains a name to watch. He'd certainly be one for the future rather than now, and would sit behind several players in the first team queue.

But Arsenal are known for snapping up youngsters from across Europe for their academy to develop 'in-house', as seen by Jon Toral from Barcelona, Serge Gnabry from Stuttgart and Thomas Eisfeld from Dortmund, so remember Senna Miangue's name as he could be next.

Arsenal fans, is the club's youth policy working or do they need to focus more on signing proven players?

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