Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is monitoring the form of Manchester City winger Sean Wright Phillips.

“He is getting higher every year. He is a guy we have an eye on and we follow his progress. He will be a major threat to us,” Wenger told the Evening Standard.

“He has a tremendous work rate and tremendous penetrating power.”

Wright-Phillips’ stepfather Ian Wright became Arsenal’s record scorer during an eight-year spell at Highbury. .

“With the combination of the two, and his improvement technically every year, he will be a very good player.

“He is a Wright – and the Wrights have a big love affair with Arsenal.

“At the moment I do not want to say we are buying him but he is one of the interesting players on the right flank in England. Could he be at Arsenal one day? It is not impossible but I don’t know yet.

“We have Jermaine Pennant, we have Fredrik Ljungberg – we have plenty of players there. But he is an interesting player. He is a winner and I like his attitude.”