Arsenal hope they can cash in by winning the race for promising Basel right-back Fabian Schar.

The defender, who was an intern with a Swiss bank a couple of years ago, turned in a money-spinning performance in Tuesday’s Champions League victory against Chelsea.

And if he continues to reproduce those high standards then his club will be expecting to cash in when they receive a massive cheque for his services.

Arsenal have been heavily linked with such a move which would be one that means the 21-year-old won’t be helping customers sort their finances for some time to come.

‘I am one of those rare footballers who has another career ready,’ Schar said. ‘Besides, it’s no harm to know how to manage money.’