Hammarby chief Jesper Jansson has confirmed that young striker Emil Roback has visited Arsenal.

It comes amid growing interest from the Gunners, who are keen to bring the 17-year-old.

However, they face a battle on their hands - with Bayern Munich also looking to snap up the forward.

The Sweden Under-17 international has been called a skilled finished and comes amid news of outgoings at the Emirates.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette continue to be linked with moves away.

It comes with the duo desperate to play in the Champions League next season, something that seems unlikely at Arsenal considering they are 10th in the Premier League.

Emil Roback is wanted by Arsenal

It means Mikel Arteta could face a tough battle convincing players to stay at the club as contracts dwindle down.

However, at 17, it would be unreasonable to suggest that Roback could be a replacement for either forward.

But that has not stopped the Gunners from pursuing a deal, as Jansson admits.

“We were contacted and know about the interest," he said.

“He has also met Arsenal. There’s a strong interest and there are more clubs as well.

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“He’s also been to Arsenal. Yes, I understand the interest. He is a forward with a great physique and speed and already a skilled goalscorer.

”Emil is a forward with very good physique. He has an extreme speed, and is a natural scorer."

Arteta has not been afraid to utilise the club's youth with the likes of Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Bukayo Saka all starring.

The Spaniard is keen on molding the squad in his own image after arriving at his first managerial job.

However, due to the coronavirus crisis, he may be frced to look at other targets in the transfer window.

Bournemouth star and Chelsea's Willian remain on the wish list with the two's contracts expiring this year.