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Arsenal scout Schalke's Europa League saviour

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Arsenal are interested in the services of Schalke youngster Leroy Sane after watching the winger impress in the Europa League this week.

The Mirror has reported members of Arsene Wenger's scouting team were in attendance as the German side drew 2-2 with Sparta Prague, but were nearly left embarrassed as the 19-year-old was not introduced to action until after the hour mark.

However, the teenage sensation was worth the wait and made a brilliant cameo off the bench to salvage a point in Gelsenkirchen.

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Former Chelsea and Wigan failure Franco di Santo had given the home side the lead early on before Sparta hit back twice in the second half to threaten to topple the Germans off the top of Group K.

But, Sane, who has already agreed a five-deal with his current club, showed why Wenger is right to be interested in bringing him to the Emirates.

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The midfielder did well to stay on onside and meet Di Santo's through ball before calmly going past goalkeeper David Bicik and to tap in the empty net.

It was the young German's seventh goal in nine games for club and country and he did his chances of a move to the Premier League no harm whatsoever.

Arsenal went top of the league following Saturday's 2-1 victory over Everton, but with Aaron Ramsey currently injured and Wenger's lack of faith in Joel Campbell, there is potential for Sane to be a valued member of the squad as an option on the right should the north London club be able to agree a deal in January.

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