The manager is interested in bringing in Atleti midfielder Diego.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Diego is out of contract in the summer and whilst Santos are thought to be interested, Arsenal have now also entered the race, according to Spanish daily AS.
The Brazilian moved to the Vicente Calderon Stadium in January from Wolfsburg, starting his second term with the club having previously spent a season on-loan there in 2011/12.
Diego has played 18 games for Atletico in all competitions since, helping them to what looks like their first La Liga title since 1996 and also their maiden Champions League final.
However, it’s thought that the 29-year-old will leave Spain in the summer and his father has publicly declared that Brazilian side Santos want to sign his son.
Yet Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is keeping a close eye on developments, as he views the attacking midfielder as the perfect candidate to lead his side in the middle of the park.
The north Londoners’ season is drawing to a close and whilst they have confirmed Champions League football for a 17th consecutive year and could also win the FA Cup on May 17, improvements are needed before next term.
Wenger is expected to stay on at the Emirates Stadium and the Frenchman will be wanting to improve his squad in order to compete with the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City come next campaign.
With the ability to play as a No.10, on the flanks or even as a secondary striker, Diego is a player that the 64-year-old can see improving his team.
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