Report: Arsenal are moving closer to signing wonderkid

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Arsène Wenger has become renowned for bringing talented youngsters to Arsenal over the course of his time in charge.

The Daily Mirror reports that Arsenal have moved ahead of Juventus in the race to sign 16-year-old Serbian striking sensation Dušan Vlahović.

The Partizan Belgrade youngster has been labelled the 'new Ibrahimovic', and would be seen as a fantastic coup for the Gunners.

The teenager stands at 6ft 3in tall and is technically gifted, which has led to comparisons with the Paris-Saint Germain superstar.

Vlahović has made nine appearances for Partizan already, managing one goal.

Arsène Wenger is under ever mounting pressure to bring in players better equipped to sustain a title challenge, but it seems as if he will again opt for youth ahead of experience.

Arsenal have endured another disappointing season with many Gunners fans demanding a fresh approach in the coaching department.

A summer of high profile signings is expected in North London, so another acquisition of potential talent rather than a ready made world-class star will do little to appease the disgruntled faithful at the Emirates Stadium.

The newspaper claims that a fee in the region of £2million could be enough to tempt the Serbian club to part ways with the talented teen, whose contract does not expire until December 2018.

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