Arsenal keeping close tabs on highly-rated Championship starlet

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Arsenal are interested in signing Charlton starlet Jordan Cousins.

The London Evening Standard suggest Arsenal have sent scouts to watch the 20-year-old in action throughout the season.

Arsenal could step up their interest in the youngster after representatives from the north London club saw Cousins score a winner with nine minutes to go.

Cousins, who is an Arsenal fan, is said to be fully focused on helping Charlton to survival despite recent speculation suggesting the Gunners are keen on taking him to the Emirates Stadium.

Cousins, speaking to the London Evening Standard, said on rumours linking him with a move to the Emirates Stadium: "I do support Arsenal.

“Obviously the Premier League is my long-term dream but the short-term is about keeping Charlton in the Championship.

"I’ve got two more years on my contract and I’m focused on that.

“Charlton give you a chance to express yourself and play in the first team and that’s what I want to do.”

The starlet, who represented England throughout his early teenage years, has played 36 games for the south London outfit so far this season.

Cousins is extremely versatile as he can play in either defence or midfield.

Arsene Wenger has a wonderful track record at unearthing gems either at the lower levels of English football or from overseas as he has previously done with the likes of Theo Walcott, Nicolas Anelka and Thierry Henry.

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