Arsenal have been marked down as favourites to secure the signing of one of the French Ligue 1’s hottest prospects.

Arsene Wenger has so far managed to sanction two major deals this month, with Konstantinos Maprovanos moving to north London before the departure of Francis Coquelin.

With the future of Alexis Sanchez put into severe doubt, the Gunners manager is now in search of a replacement.

Several reports have linked Wenger with a move for Bordeaux winger Malcom as the man to fill the void of Sanchez if he does end up as a Manchester City player.

And according to Sky Bet, Arsenal are now the favourites to secure the signing of the Brazilian talent.

Premier League rivals Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are claimed to be in pursuit of Macolm’s signature as well but both sides appear to be losing the battle.

The 20-year-old was in action on Saturday as he registered a brilliant assist for the match winning goal in a 1-0 win for Bordeaux over Troyes.

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