Free agent could be en route to the Emirates.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is believed to be preparing a surprise move for free agent Guillaume Hoarau in a bid to ensure that eh has adequate back up to cover the injured Olivier Giroud, according to CaughtOffside.
The Gunners have been left short of experienced options in attack, with only Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell left as the clubs out and out strikers, and Wenger is keen to bring in some new faces to ease the burden on his young stars.
Hoarau is keen on a move to the Premier League after being released by Bordeaux at the end of the previous campaign, and after failing to agree a deal to join fellow Ligue 1 side Saint Etienne his agent, Thierry Gras, confirmed that England is a possible destination.
“It’s true that we have spoken with Premier League clubs before about Guillaume, as his all-round game means he’s suited to the league,” he said.
Wenger is still said to be willing to spend the money on a big name front man before Monday’s transfer deadline, but may decide to spring for the 30-year-old as insurance in case any other proposed deal takes too long to complete.
Hoarau has five caps for the French national team under his belt, and made a name for himself at PSG between 2008-12 when he bagged 38 goals in 114 games.