According to a seemingly reliable source in the respected British paper The Telegraph, Arsene Wenger has been extremely impressed with the Sunderland attacking midfielder Stephane Sessegnon, who he has been able to see at first hand when Arsenal played the Black Cats two weeks in a row.
The 27 year-old arrived at the Stadium of Light last January for just £6 million and Martin O’Neill will be extremely loathe to let him go, but it is thought that a bid of £10 million or more may tempt the North-East club to take a quick profit.
Sessegnon loves to be in the thick of things and has already scored nine goals for Sunderland from midfield and is a great provider for the strikers, as Wenger has noted in the last couple of weeks.
But Wenger has reportedly been following the Benin international for many years and was credited with making enquiries as to his availability while he was up-and-coming at Le Mans and yet again in 2010 when he was playing for Paris St. Germain.
At 27, Sessegnon is now definitely the finished product and his time at Sunderland has proven once and for all that he can handle the rigours of the Premier League and would be an excellent addition to the Arsenal squad if Wenger could get him for the quoted price.