Known as a manager who likes to link up with talented players and turn them into proper gems, Arsene Wenger is once again reportedly aiming at a relatively obscure player from lower ranks of English football.
Rob Holding remains the most recent example, whereas it was Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who also made a shortcut to prominence thanks to Arsene Wenger.
According to reports from The Sun, Gunners boss is lining up a January raid on Ipswich Town and their teenage sensation Tristan Nydam.
The Premier league giants are said to be preparing a £2 million offer for the Championship side’s jewel who has been making plenty of waves with his performances this season.
The 17-year-old talent managed to establish himself as a first-team regular at Ipswich this term after making nine appearances for the club in all competitions.
Nydam is said to be one of the most exciting prospects in English football who can play on a number of position in midfield.
Nydam’s versatility appears to be his biggest selling point and the subject of greatest admiration from Arsene Wenger who loves a player he can mould and shape into a top-class player. This season alone has seen Wenger promote and fast-track young stars such as Reiss Nelson, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Eddie Nkeitah into the first team at Emirates.
Ipswich Town starlet is under contract with at Portman Road until the end of next season and Arsenal are said to be keen on wrapping the deal as soon as possible – preferably in January – so they could add him to a talented line of starlets already in the club.
Nyman could be loaned straight back to Ipswich Town for the remainder of the season, however, to continue getting valuable first-team experience before linking up back with Arsenal players at the end of the campaign.