The former France Under-21 forward netted 23 goals in 41 appearances in all competitions for the French side last season, including 17 goals in Ligue 1.
However, Toulouse are submissive to losing Ben Yedder this summer, with this contract set to due in 2017, and the club president Olivier Sadran is said to want £9 million with bonuses for his side’s prized asset.
The Gunners path to the former beach footballer is far ahead, however, with Sevillas also strongly linked, having reportedly put Ben Yedder’s signing on the back-burner earlier this summer.
Moreover, the Premier League guarding champions Leicester City and West Ham United has also been linked with moves for the soon to be 26-year-old, who is of Tunisian descent.
However, our capture of the Frenchman, who can also operate out wide or as a number 10, would go some way to making up for our failure.