American starlet Brek Shea is to spend a month training with Arsenal with a view to a possible future move to the Emirates.
As revealed by skysports.com last month, a host of English clubs are chasing the FC Dallas winger who is regarded as one of the best young players to emerge from America in recent times and Arsenal could be set to steal a march on their rivals by inviting Shea over a training stint.
With the Major League Soccer season coming to an end later this month, USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann has recommended his players go to Europe to maintain their fitness.
"The decision to send Shea to train with the Gunners was made after USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann encouraged his MLS-based players to spend the off-season training overseas to enter January camp in top shape," an FC Dallas statement said.
The 21-year-old is relishing the opportunity of working under Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for a month and he admits he would be interested in a move to England in the future.
"To see how he [Wenger] does things ... he has had so many young players over the years and turned them into who they became, that experience will be pretty cool," Shea told Reuters.
"[Jurgen's] been pushing and wanting us to train in Europe in the off-season and it is good to get that experience.
"It's just strictly training, [getting] that experience and hopefully raising my game to another level.
"I think, obviously I am happy where I am, but I want to, eventually when the time is right, try it out and give it a shot."
FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman backed Shea's training stint with Arsenal, feeling it will only benefit the player.
"Affording Brek the opportunity to continue to work on improving his game and measure himself among the best players in the world is something we are all excited about," noted Hyndman.