Arsenal looking to sign Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa

epa05336979 Gabriel Barbosa of Brazil smiles after scoring a goal against Panama during the second half of the friendly soccer match between Brazil and Panama at the Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver, Colorado, USA, 29 May 2016. Brazil will face Ecuador in the opening round of the Copa America Centenario on 04 June 2016. EPA/BOB PEARSON

Arsene Wenger is exploring other targets after failing in an attempt to sign the England international Jamie Vardy.

The Gunners are determined to sign a striker this summer and the likes of Lacazette and Gabigol are all being looked at.

Earlier there were reports that Wenger is set to meet the representatives of the French striker Alexandre Lacazette. The Lyon forward is a target for West Ham United as well.

Recent reports claim that Wenger is interested in the Brazilian striker Gabriel Barbosa.

The 19 year old Santos striker is regarded as one of the best talents in South America right now and is rated as highly as his compatriot Neymar in terms of talent. His goal scoring exploits for his home town club and Brazil has attracted a lot of interest.

It is understood that he is reluctant to leave Brazil just yet, but will consider offers from top European clubs.

Gabigol said: “Yes, I have offers from some of the big clubs in Europe that interest me, but that is for my parents and my employers but I am happy at Santos.”

Gabigol was called up by Brazil for their Copa America Centenario campaign. The young forward scored for his country in their 7-1 hammering of Haiti.

Fiorentina have already submitted a 25 million pounds bid for the Brazilian international and Arsenal might have to better that in order to land him.

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