Arsenal and Sunderland chasing Norwegian striker sources in Norway have confirmed that both the Gunners and the Black Cats are keeping tabs on the 25-year-old’s situation at Bundesliga outfit Hannover.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering making a move for the highly-rated striker in the January transfer window, but could face competition from Sunderland.

Abdellaoue has impressed for Hannover in the German top flight, scoring three goals so far this season.

Reports claim Hannover would be looking at a minimum of £9million needed to tempt them into selling the striker.