One of Arsenal’s transfer targets has admitted that the club has made an attempt to secure his services.

As usual, Arsene Wenger has been linked with a host of players heading into next season.

Sunderland’s Joel Asoro is rumoured to be on the Gunners radar with a £5 million offer apparently on the table.

And according to the 18-year-old striker, the interest from Wenger’s side came as a surprise.

“People were a little shocked because I have played very little first-team football,” he said

“I’ve heard a little bit, but if I think about it too much, it becomes ‘what if, what if.’ I try not to think about it too much.

“It came as a shock. It is clear clubs contact each other and stuff, but it’s my agent in charge of it. I try to focus on my football.”

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