ARSENAL may have one up on their rivals Tottenham after winning the North London derby, but they're now set to battle it out again but this time over Cengiz Under.
The Roma winger, nicknamed 'The Undertaker', has been on Arsenal's wish list for some time, but Spurs are now looking to ease the workload on Harry Kane and are prepared to loosen the purse strings.
Getty Images – Getty2 Under has expressed an interest in playing in the Premier League
Arsenal are in the market for another winger, with Danny Welbeck sidelined for several months, but the move could put Henrikh Mkhitaryan's place in doubt.
Tottenham, meanwhile, have been promised funds in January to boost their squad, after not making any signings in the summer.
Spurs made a £30million offer for the Roma star, but it fell short of the £50million price tag they have placed on Under.
The rival clubs could well find themselves in a bidding war in January to provide back-up for their top scorers.
Getty – Contributor2 The young winger has been impressive for Roma since joining in 2017
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang currently leads the way as the top goal-scorer in the league, with ten goals, while Harry Kane trails with nine.
While over in Italy, the Undertaker has been impressive for the Serie A side since joining from Istanbul Basaksehir in 2017.
This year, he's bagged four goals and four assists across all competitions for his club and was watched by Arsenal scouts as he helped his side to a dramatic 2-2 draw against Inter Milan.
However, Roma are keen to hold on to the 21-year-old for the remainder of their Champions League campaign, letting the young Turkish player move would result in a profit share with Under's former club who they'd have to pay 20 per cent of any transfer fee.
Under's stats this season
- Two Champions League goals and one assist, for Roma
- Two Serie A goals and three assists, for Roma
- One international friendly goal for Turkey
Getty – Contributor2 The 21-year-old is wanted by both North London clubs
Handout2 The Roma star has been dubbed 'the undertaker' thanks to his surname, but he is somewhat shorter than the legendary wrestler
The Turkish star may be dubbed the undertaker, but at 173cm he is somewhat shorter than the 208cm wrestler.
A natural right winger, Under has previously spoken of his desire to play in England.
Speaking in 2017, the ex-Basaksehir star said: "Among the leagues I want to play in are La Liga, the Bundesliga and the Premier League. But I want to play in the Premier League the most.”
Should the Turkish strar make the move to join Emery's men, he would battle for a place in the starting XI with Armenian international Mkhitaryan.