Arsenal set to beat Liverpool for Aston Villa winger

The Sunday Mail reports that Wenger is ready to make a £15million move for the 26-year-old winger.

Wenger is keen to bring in Downing as a replacement for Frenchman Samir Nasri, who is expected to complete a move to Manchester City.

It is believed Downing would prefer the prospect of Champions League football at Arsenal, instead of a move to Liverpool.