Bugduv left Moldova at 1400GMT Saturday in the company of his agent and mentor Sergei Yulikov and flew to London via Budapest. Sources at his club Olimpia say the teenage hotshot has played his last game for the club and may be unveiled at Arsenal's training ground on Monday afternoon, pending the successful completion of a rigorous medical investigation on Sunday.
Bugduv has been described as one of the most exciting young footballers to come out of Moldovan football and made his full international debut in May aged just 16 years and 44 days when he came out as a substitute versus Armenia. He set up the equalising goal in a 2-2 tie. (AP)