Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has welcomed the club's interest in Lille star Gervinho.
Lille claim Arsenal are set to hold talks with Gervinho about a possible move to the Emirates this week.
Arsenal are favourites ahead of Tottenham, Liverpool and Newcastle to land the highly-rated Ivory Coast international.
Sagna believes the skilful attacker would be a welcome addition to Arsene Wenger's side next season.
"I've heard about him. He's a gifted player," Sagna told France's RMC radio station
"This season, he was a key player for Lille, and really help his team to be champion.
"He's got a wonderfull technique on a football field, and I'm sure he would be welcome."
Meanwhile, Sagna insists he plans to stay at Arsenal despite being linked with a move away from the club.
The likes of Bayern Munich and Inter Milan have been linked with the right-back, but Sagna claims he is happy to remain with the Gunners.
"I have a very good feeling playing with these team, and I'm convinced a lot of French players want to be in my position," added Sagna.
"But it's true I would have preferred to finish the season with a smile and a trophy.
"Everything is possible, but I can say I'm now at Arsenal 99%."