Reports in France suggest that the Gunners will sign both players in the near future.

There have been reports that Sanchez could be included as part of a deal that would send Luis Suarez to Barcelona.

But it now seems that Arsene Wenger could now beat Brendan Rodgers to the punch.

While a fee is not currently being reported, there can be little doubt that any money Barcelona receive for Sanchez could help meet Liverpool's reported £80m asking price for Suarez.

Meanwhile, it seems that Arsenal could now beat north London rivals to Schneiderlin after the player spoke of his desire to play on 'big occasions' more often.