The news was broken by Lothar Matthaus and relayed on Twitter by colleague and former Swindon and Middlesbrough forward Jan Aage Fjortoft.

21-year-old Drmic has been linked with a move to the Emirates in recent days, following his 15 goals in 26 appearances for the Bundesliga side this term.

Should reports prove accurate, the youngster would be a typical Arsene Wenger signing, hungry to impress in the Premier League.

Drmic only joined Nuremberg from FC Zurich in his native Switzerland last summer, but has caught the eye in Germany.

Jan Aage Fjortoft wrote on Twitter: ‘My Sky colleague Lothar Matthäus just said on Sky: Drmic’s wife has been looking for an apartment in London. Drmic will be Arsenal-player.