According to reports in Brazil, Arsenal have heavily scouted wonderkid midfielder Ramires and are on the verge of signing the youngster.
The Gunners do face competition for the starlet’s services however. UOL suggests Atletico Madrid are also in the running at the moment as a move to Europe looks increasingly likely for Ramires.
The North Londoners who have done some astute business of late are claimed to have scouted the 18 year-old no less than six times.
Unai Emery turns his attention to his young stars for some Europa League action on Thursday.
It remains to be seen what exactly equates to a successful campaign for the Spaniard in his first season in charge, but bettering last term’s semi-final finish under Arsene Wenger in the competition will be high on the agenda.
As a three-time winner of the Europa League, Emery knows exactly what it takes to go all the way.