The Gunners were superb as they eased to a 3-0 win over the Premier League champions, with new defenders Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy both putting in impressive performances.

However, Wenger is now light on centre-backs after club captain Thomas Vermaelen joined Barcelona in a deal worth £15million, prompting speculation that he is set to make a bid for Agger.

The Dane is set for a season on the sidelines at Anfield after Brendan Rodgers splashed the cash on Southampton's Dejan Lovren, and with Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho also competing for a place, Agger is seeking an exit before the end of the summer transfer window.