Arsenal are interested in 21-year-old Stevenage right-back Luther James-Wildin, according to reports.

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STEVENAGE, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Luther James-Wildin of Stevenage in action during the Sky Bet League Two match between Stevenage and Northampton Town at The Lamex Stadium on February 23, 2019, in Stevenage, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Football.London report that Arsenal scouts have been tracking James-Wilden throughout the season, and they were in attendance again for Stevenage’s friendly at Wingate & Finchley on Tuesday.

With Hector Bellerin still out, Jordi Osei-Tutu on loan and Stephan Lichtsteiner departing on a free transfer, Carl Jenkinson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are the only remaining right-back options for the start of the new season.

James-Wildin is valued at £1m, made 41 appearances for Stevenage last season and is also a full international for Antigua and Barbuda. Whether he could make the step up to Premier League football is a big question mark though.

Arsenal have had links to Stevenage in the past, loaning them Ben Sheaf in 2018, though that was before James-Wildin had joined the club. Nonetheless, it could help ensure negotiations run a bit more smoothly.

A cheap prospect with the potential to step up and a willingness to play a backup role would be an ideal signing at right-back. If Arsenal think James-Wildin has that potential, they’ll get no complaints here.