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Arsenal want to sign Callum Slattery

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Arsene Wenger is considering a move to sign the latest star-to-be from Southampton's fabled academy.

According to the Daily Telegraph, 16-year-old Southampton midfielder Callum Slattery has emerged as a transfer target for the Gunners.

The teenager has starred for the Saints' academy sides this season, and has had Arsenal scouts monitoring his progress closely.

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Wenger has raided the Southampton academy for top English youngsters several times before, only last summer bringing Calum Chambers to the Emirates Stadium for £16m.

The likes of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also made the move from Southampton to north London shortly after breaking through with the Saints.

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Ryan Seager

Slattery is not the only Southampton academy star attracting admiring glances from the Premier League elite. Talented 19-year-old Ryan Seager has 16 goals for the club's under-21 team this season, and has had scouts from 'all the top Premier League clubs' watching him this year.

But the teenage striker has today signed a contract extension with Southampton, all but ending the chance of him following in the footsteps of Chambers or Walcott to a Champions League team.

Seager harbours ambitions of breaking into the first-team at St Mary's on a regular basis, after getting his first taste of action in Ronald Koeman's squad earlier this year.

As for Slattery, the youngster is a regular for England's under-16 team having featured in last year's Victory Shield. The 16-year-old has also turned out for Southampton's under-21 side.

What do you think Arsenal fans - should Wenger continue to snap up the top gems from Southampton or are Arsenal better off concentrating on developing their own talent pool at the Emirates.

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