St Etienne forward Emmanuel Riviere has told skysports.com that he is flattered by Arsenal's reported interest in his services.
Speculation in France suggests interest is mounting in the 21-year-old Frenchman, who is contracted to St Etienne until 2014.
The Gunners have been mentioned as potential suitors whilst Liverpool are also said to be monitoring his situation.
Riviere told skysports.com: "I am flattered to be linked with the clubs mentioned. I am a young player, so to be linked with Arsenal is fantastic for me.
"If Arsene Wenger is interested in you it means you have potential to be a very good player.
"People compare me to Thierry Henry, and that is a big compliment. If I can achieve half of his career I will be happy."