Bundesliga star "dreams" of Arsenal move

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Nuremberg striker Josip Drmic has admitted that he dreamed about signing for Arsenal as a boy, although the Swiss international also did his best to downplay reports that he has already agree a move to the Emirates.

Drmic was reported by Sky Germany's Lothar Matthaus to have signed for the Gunners last weekend, with his wife spotted house hunting in London ahead a proposed summer switch.

The 21-year-old has confirmed that those claims were wide of the mark though, telling Bild that he is not only single but still very much under contract with the Bundesliga side.

He said: "At the moment, I'm single. There is no one house-hunting in London.

"What will happen in the future, I don't know. Any boy dreams about playing for Arsenal."

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is thought to be keeping tabs on Drmic after an impressive campaign, which has seen the young forward score 16 times in just 27 games for the Bundesliga strugglers.

That strike rate is all the more eye-catching given Nuremberg's position in the Bundesliga, sat just two points above the drop zone after winning just five times so far this season.

Wenger is actively searching for reinforcements in attack ahead of next season, with Olivier Giroud definitely in need of sterner competition for a regular starting spot.

French youngster Yaya Sanogo is the only cover in a central strike spot, with the Gunners glaringly thin in attack and fortunate that Giroud has stayed fully fit for the majority of the campaign.

With Nicklas Bendtner off at the end of the season Arsenal will need to sign one new striker at an absolute minimum this summer, with Drmic a viable option and likely available at a reasonable price compared to some of the continent's most feared forwards.

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