Arsenal U-18 coach Jack Wilshere hopes they can sign West Ham captain Declan Rice.
Wilshere played with Rice during his spell with the Hammers.
He told AFTV: “I saw his interview, I think he made it clear that he knows there’s speculation and everyone knows that Arsenal are interested.
“Listen, what Dec’s done for a young player, for his club West Ham, for England, to lift a trophy. But also he’s their main man, to have that on your shoulders at 23, 24 is special.
“So if anyone gets him, I hope it is Arsenal because I think he will be sensational for the next eight to 10 years and he eventually could be an Arsenal captain. So I hope he does come but it’s down to him.”