Christoph Kramer, currently on loan at Borussia Mönchengladbach, is attracting interest from all over Europe.
Kramer has found himself as a key player in Gladbach at the start of the second half of his two-year loan spell from parent club Bayer Leverkusen.
It is this form in one of Europe's best leagues that has caught the attention of Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger.
Not a household name
Far from a household name, Kramer may not be the player that Arsenal fans were hoping to be linked with.
However, having been involved with Germans biggest clubs since just nine years old, there is clearly a lot of natural talent there. Not has his club form been outstanding in recent years, but he was also the surprise player on the plane to Brazil in the Germany national squad.
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Is he what Arsenal need?
Kramer is certainly no you normal defensive midfielder, he is far from the biggest presence in the middle, however that by no means makes Kramer a waste of money. He knows how to time a tackle and can read the game as well as any player at international level.
It is perhaps his distribution however that makes him one of the most appealing players on the market right now.
He is a well rounded player, and although may not be a specialist in his defensive game, the potential of working under Steve Bould could really help him develop into an ideal partner for another Arsenal target, Sami Khedira, in the German national team.
"But we need a leader!"
Arsenal fans have been crying out for a Patrick Vieira type player for years, a natural leader and a man who bosses the midfield. Manchester City have Toure, Chelsea have Matic, however Arsenal are currently juggling Arteta and Flamini in the defensive role.
Although Kramer may not be Arsenals first choice defensive player, he is bound to be a key player in his national team in the future, and there is no reason why he can't do that for the north London side also.