Arsenal have reportedly stepped up their interest in to make a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick, according to The Mirror.

The Gunners are on the hunt for a world-class midfield enforcer with the likes of Tomas Rosicky, Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini coming to an end to their contracts.

The report suggests that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger keen is plotting a fresh move for the 34-year-old veteran, whose current contract with the Red Devils is due to expire at the end of the season and hence will be available as a free agent.

Wenger is said to be a long time admirer of the former Tottenham midfielder, who spent almost a decade at Old Trafford, winning the UEFA Champions League in his second season with Manchester United.

The North Londoners could face a tough competition for the central midfielder’s services from Paris Saint-Germain. The mega-rich French club have the ability to offer a staggering wage packet to the England international.

But it remain to be seen, why Gunners would buy a 34-year-old whose career is almost finished?