Three French wonderkids Wenger is rumoured to be interested in

Since the beginning of Arsene's incumbency at Arsenal the club have acted like a magnet for top French talent, will they attract more mid-season?

1): Antoine Griezmann, 22 - Real Sociedad

The oldest on this mini-list, Griezmann is one of the main reasons in why Real Sociedad are currently sixth in Spain's Primera Division table. He has, after all, scored precisely a third of their total goals in the league and has done so from a wide position.

Mainly a goal-scorer, he also chips in with the sporadic assist and has, to date, scored or set-up a goal once every 100 minutes, on average.

His prospective recruitment to Arsenal would not be to challenge Olivier Giroud for a first-team role but to work alongside him, on the left hand side, either mirroring Theo Walcott or providing competition for players like Santi Cazorla.

Value: £17.5m.

2): Paul-Georges Ntep, 21 - Auxerre

A goal-scoring midfielder, Ntep plies his trade in Ligue 2 but is one of the division's brightest stars and is responsible for a goal or assist once every 174 minutes.

A star in the summer's Toulon Tournament, he has oft been likened to a deeper Thierry Henry due to his electric-pace and eye-for-goal, however, he does not possess the control nor touch yet of the Arsenal all-time great. He has good potential and, at 21, has many years to develop.

Value: £2.5m.

3): Kurt Zouma, 19 - Saint Etienne

Young defender Zouma is still a teenager but built even stronger than the vast majority of full-grown men. He is a fine physical specimen, genetically-strong and would be able to handle himself against even the roughest of centre-forwards.

Zouma would integrate well into the Arsenal style of play as he is composed on the ball, prefers to pass the ball out of defence and has a good passing accuracy for a player his age - 86%.

What may significantly raise his current value is the fact there are many clubs reportedly interested in his services, including Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Napoli and Bayern Munich.

Value: £6.2m.

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