Gunners make Scandinavian scouting trip

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Arsenal are one of the Barclays Premier League clubs scouting talent in Sweden, according to a club in the country.

GAIS claim the Gunners have joined Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, PSV Eindhoven, Ajax and Chelsea in monitoring the club's rising young talent, with the scouts taking in a Swedish Allsvenskan league match against Djurgarden.

The chairman of the Gothenburg-based club is unaware which player the clubs are specifically taking note of, but believes it's positive that clubs like Arsenal are coming to the Gamla Ullevi stadium.

"We only get a message that they are planning to come and want seats, then there are agents and others involved. There are always a few clubs coming to watch us but we have never seen anything like this before," Christer Wallin told

"I can't really say what the reason for it is. But I guess they want to watch the football and our players. And I guess that is positive."


Whilst no direct player bids have been received by the club, speculation has surfaced claiming Brazilian forward Wanderson could be the subject of the sudden interest.

On loan from Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli Jeddah, the playmaker has scored three goals in five games and has impressed for the Makrillarna.

"It has been hectic with Wanderson for some years. Now he is playing for us (on loan until August). He feels comfortable and safe here. What will happen later, we'll see."

Arsene Wenger has a reputation from bringing young talent to the Emirates and getting the best out of them, although the Scandinavian market is one rarely ventured into by Arsenal.

With a vast scouting network across Europe and the globe, Arsenal are known to be tracking a number of players and could look to make a handful of youngster additions in the summer.

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