Arsene Wenger plotting a surprise bid for winger

Wolves Winger Matt JarvisArsenal are planning a surprise bid for Wolves winger Matt Jarvis according to the Daily Mail.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is on the lookout for a new wide man with the impending departures of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas leaving the midfield light on the ground.

Jarvis has caught the attention of the Frenchman with his superb displays since Wolves’ promotion two seasons ago.

His performances for the Midlands club have also led to England recognition making his debut against Ghana in March and now Wenger is ready to pounce.

He has had his scouts keeping close tabs Jarvis who is an old-fashioned type winger with pace to burn and a deadly delivery, something Arsenal have lacked in seasons gone by.

The 25-year-old’s direct style of play and willingness to get to the by-line would offer an extra dimension to a side who have been criticised in the past for trying pass the ball into the net.

Arsenal scouts were at Portman Road on Saturday to watch Jarvis play against Ipswich but were left disappointed as he missed the game with a minor groin injury.

That hasn’t perturbed Wenger who is keen to bring the player to the Emirates Stadium although it’s thought Wolves boss Mick McCarthy won’t let him go cheaply and without a fight.