The Gunners have tried to sign talented pass-master before, and now with the player struggling to break through at the Nou Camp, they’re making a new push.

According to the Spanish media, Arsenal are willing to meet his £9.6m buy-out clause once the transfer window re-opens and hope to bring him to the club.

Samper has been compared to Cesc Fabregas in the past because of their similar playing styles, and Wenger is hoping to use that example to get his man.

Arsenal are also reportedly using Hector Bellerin and Jon Toral, who have both swapped the Nou Camp for the Emirates in recent years, to tempt the player and expect to do business.