Arsene Wenger has made a check on Brazilian World Cup star Luiz Gustavo.

Wenger sent scouts to check on the Wolfsburg midfielder in their Bundesliga opener, a 2-1 defeat away to champions Bayern Munich.

Wolfsburg are keen on Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski – and that could even raise the chance of a player-plus-cash deal.

Gunners boss Wenger also had a spy at Bayer Leverkusen’s win at Borussia Dortmund where Marco Reus played.

Reus was on Arsenal’s radar earlier in the summer but Wenger’s priority is now a defensive midfielder and centre half.