The North London rivals will fight for Alex Pato.
Tottenham and Arsenal are ready to battle for the signature of Corinthians striker Alex Pato, reports The Daily Star.
Both sides want the 24-year-old, and are prepared to bid for him in January.
Corinthians director Roberto de Andrade admitted that due to his club’s financial problems, Pato could move on.
“Given his value, I think it is difficult for him to move to another Brazilian club,” he told Radio Bandeirantes.
“If the two clubs [Arsenal and Tottenham] are interested in Pato we do not exclude to sell him during the winter transfer market.”
Pato was once regarded as one of the biggest talents in world football, and earned a mega money move to AC Milan back in 2007.
After six troubled years though, Pato moved back to his home country, and has quietly rediscovered some of the form which has seen him win 27 caps for the Brazilian national side.
Despite their brilliant start to the season, Arsenal are very short up top. Due to injuries to Yaya Sanogo and Lukas Podolski, only the much maligned Nicklas Bendtner is a reserve option for Olivier Giroud.
Tottenham similarly are short in the forward positions, as Emmanuel Adebayor has been ostracised, meaning only Jermain Defoe and Roberto Soldado are competing for the only striker spot.