Arsenal tracking African starlet

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Arsenal could be set to add yet more promising young talent to their squad, with reports suggesting that they are monitoring Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Gunners, managed by long-serving boss Arsene Wenger, have enjoyed a quite spectacular start to the new domestic campaign and currently sit top of the Premier League.

The club enjoy a strong tradition for importing and nurturing some of the world's top youth talent and that looks as if it could be set to continue.

The Daily Mirror cites a report from The Sun claiming that Wenger's men are monitoring highly-rated starlet Iheanacho.

Interest from some of Europe's top clubs in Iheanacho certainly would not come as a shock following his eye-catching recent performance at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

In a crushing 6-1 triumph over Mexico earlier this month, Iheanacho netted a brace either side of half-time on his way to a stunning four-goal haul.

Arsenal, meanwhile, whose fans feared it may be another long season fraught with yet more trophy-less disappointment, kept their place at the summit of the English top-flight following a hard-fought 2-0 over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

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