Reports in the French media confirm Gilles Grimandi, Arsenal’s chief scout in France, watched from the stands as Auxerre striker Paul-Georges Ntep helped his side progress to the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France with a 3-2 win over Dijon.
The France under-21 international scored in the second half to give his side a commanding 2-0 lead before Dijon fought back with two-goals to take the game to extra-time. The home side eventually sealed victory in dramatic style when Lynel Kitambala netted a 121st-minute winner.
Arsenal have been strongly-linked with a move for Ntep, who has attracted interest across Europe, throughout the January window but have yet to make a formal bid, despite suggestions he’s already held talks with Arsene Wenger about a move.
It remains to be seen whether Ntep joins Yaya Sanogo as the second Auxerre striker to move to the Emirates in quick succession, but the interest certainly appears to be real.