Arsenal watching Lille forward Sehrou Guirassy - source

Arsenal are tracking French forward Sehrou Guirassy, a source close to the Premier League club has told ESPN FC.

Lille attacker Guirassy has emerged on Arsenal's radar after impressing on loan at Ligue 2 side Auxerre in the second half of this season.

Guirassy, who can play on either wing or as a striker, has scored eight goals in 16 appearances for Auxerre.

The 20-year-old only joined Lille last summer after coming to the fore for Laval when he broke into the first-team at the age of 18 and established himself as a regular in the side.

Guirassy, who is of Ivorian descent, has represented France up to under-20 level.

A source close to the club has told ESPN FC that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been alerted to Guirassy's talents by his French connections.

Wenger has told his club to continue to monitor the player's situation and chief scout Steve Rowley flew out to France on Friday last week to watch Guirassy in action against Le Havre.