Gunners told to put up or shut up in pursuit of talented stopper.
Arsenal have been handed a deadline to make their admiration of Saint Etienne goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier official this summer and must make their offer before 30th June, according to Inside Futbol.
The Ligue 1 side are apparently willing to let the player leave this summer and the Gunners have delayed an initial interest as they look to sign a replacement for Lukasz Fabianski, who has left to join Premier League rivals Swansea City.
However, Arsenal have to act quickly if they want to acquire the services of the goalkeeper as Saint-Etienne will not be entertaining offers for Ruffier after 30th June.
Should no interested parties make their move for the former Monaco custodian, the club will retain his services for the 2014/15 season, even though his contract expires next summer and the club risk losing him on a free.
The France international, who will be travelling to the World Cup with his country, joined Les Verts back in 2011 and earned a number of plaudits last season for keeping an astonishing 16 clean sheets to help the club to a fourth placed finish.
Arsene Wenger is no stranger to Ruffier, though, having worked with the player when he came through the ranks at Monaco while he was manager there.