According to the Sunderland Echo, Arsenal are set to make a £5m move for two Sunderland youth prospects: Joel Asoro and Benjamin Mbunga-Kimpioka.
18 year old forward Asoro made four first team appearances last season, becoming the youngest ever player to play for Sunderland in the Premier League.
While his colleague is described by the official Sunderland website as ‘An attack-minded player … who can play either on the left or the right and can also operate just off the front men.’
Both are Swedish youth internationals, and the Gunners are reportedly close to tying up a deal for the duo.
It’s a move which makes some sense to help boost the underage set-up, as Arsenal look like they’ll lose the exciting Chris Willock. The highly rated winger is out of contract at the end of this month and has not been willing to discuss new terms with the club.
He has been linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund, but there are strong rumours that he will sign for Man City when his contract expires.