The hotshot is just 18 years of age but has already registered 16 appearances across all competitions for Corinthians, following his professional debut in February.
He originally joined the club as an eleven-year-old and is now considered to be one of Brazilian football’s most exciting young talents, potentially following in the footsteps of Ronaldo or Neymar.
According to Esporte, the Gunners have contacted Corinthians to request information on Maycon’s physicality and how highly he’s valued by the Serie A side.
The north Londoners are reportedly keen to structure a deal involving a nominal transfer fee but significant performance-related add-ons, echoing Matheus Pereira’s recent move to Juventus.
Arsenal have been one of the Premier League’s busier clubs so far this summer, already announcing a deal for midfielder Granit Xhaka and activating Jamie Vardy’s £20million release clause.