WENGER TRACKING THOMPSON
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 21-year-old has been very impressive for the Scottish Premier League outfit this season and has scored four goals playing from a deep role this season.
Arsene Wenger is said to be willing to pay a fee of £1.5 million which could rise to £2 million, for Thompson who is rated as one of the brightest talents in Scottish football.
Elsewhere, long-serving full back`s Lee Dixon and Nigel Winterburn are both stalling on new contracts which could spell the end of both their Highbury careers.
Both Dixon, 35, and Winterburn, 36, have played over 800 games between them but both out of contract in the summer and could leave North Londpn for free.
Wenger dropped them both in favour of new arrivals Silvinho and Oleg Luzhny - who needs to play regularly to gain his work permit for next season.