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Arsenal may be on the verge of completing their first summer signing with reports claiming Schalke 04 and German star Leroy Sane likely to sign for the Gunners in a couple of weeks. The high rated wonderkid has always been linked with a move to Arsenal. Last summer, Arsenal were said to be interested in signing him with some reports claiming the Gunners were readying an official bid for him but nothing came out of the news and he remained at Schalke 04.

He has so far this season been one of the German clubside’s best players this season. And with Mesut Ozil the only creative attacking midfielder at Arsenal who is not injury probe, signing Leroy Sane will make lot of sense for the Gunners. His signing will mean Wenger will be able to rest Mesut Ozil when necessary.

Also, with the likes of Rosicky, Chamberlain, Arteta, Joel Campbell and Flamini likely to leave the club this summer, Arsenal could do with a a player such as Sane. Reportedly a target for Barca as well, Wenger is said to be confident of beating the Catalans to the signature of the player.

According to Barca biased media outlet, Mundo Deportivo Arsenal are readying a bid of £28.9million for the player.