Henry Onyekuru emerged as an Arsenal target last month following his impressive campaign with Eupen in the Belgian top-flight.
The winger scored 24 goals in all competitions for the Pro League side and is said to have caught the eye of Gunners scouts.
Reports last month claimed the north London club had made a move for the 19-year-old, triggering his £6.8million buy-out clause.
And Onyekuru has since confirmed Arsenal's interest in him, revealing a bid has been made by the Premier League side.
Henry Onyekuru has confirmed Arsenal have bid for him
Henry Onyekuru has admitted Thierry Henry is his idol
"Thierry Henry has always been my idol since I was a kid," Onyekuru told the Nigerian Football Federation.
"I was watching him play, watching Arsenal and going to YouTube to watch most of his games.
"I remember saying if I had to move to the Premier League I want to be like Thierry Henry, so it's likely to come true and I'm looking towards it at the moment.
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"It’s a good feeling for a club like Arsenal to make a bid for me, this is due to my hard work in training and games.
"I am waiting and working towards it and we'll see how it goes after the [Nigeria] qualifiers."
The winger is currently away on international duty with Nigeria ahead of their African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa on June 10.