MEDIA reports are suggesting Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is leading the chase to sign Stuttgart striker Mario Gomez.

The 22-year-old has already carved out a reputation for himself in the Bundesliga with his prolific scoring record. Last year he was voted the German player of the year and this season he is currently the second highest top scorer in the Bundesliga, with 18 goals in 23 appearances.

Even the German international's own Wikipedia entry this morning suggests Wenger has agreed a 20 million deal to buy out Gómez's contract, which was to last until 2012.

The striker will now be hoping to translate his scoring record at club level to the international stage at Euro 2008 this summer to enhance his reputation further.