Arsenal are believed to have made their way past Tottenham Hotspur in the race to acquire the services of Germany and Stuttgart defender Serdar Tasci.
The 23-year-old is a part of the young German squad that has made its way into the semi-final of the 2010 World Cup, booking a blockbuster encounter with Spain on Wednesday.
The Esslingen-born player is yet to make an appearance for his country in the biggest competition in world football, but has been linked with moves to the Gunners and their north London rivals Spurs.
Now The Sun reports that Arsenal have moved ahead of their arch-rivals in the chase to bring in the player, who appears to be interested in a transfer to the Premier League.
Tasci's agent recently admitted that his client is appreciative of the work that manager Arsene Wenger has done during his time in north London.