Ferran Torres could be back in the Premier League in january, just a year after he sealed a dream move to Barcelona from Manchester City.
The attacker had been delighted to make the move back to Spain, but he is struggling to play in Catalonia, which has opened the door for another club to sign him.
The Gunners lost Gabriel Jesus to a long-term injury which could keep him out of action until March and might have to replace the Brazilian.
A move for a new man will be made with a long-term perspective in mind and Torres is young enough to offer Arsenal good value now and in the future.
Torres’ versatility is a desirable quality and it would allow him to fit anywhere in Arsenal’s attack.
Much of the style Arsenal employ is similar to Arteta’s previous boss Pep Guardiola’s own philosophy and style.
In the season and a half Torres was in Manchester, he had some strong displays all across the front three.
In the end, his City record ended with 20 goal contributions in 43 games.
While he did seal a dream move to Barcelona in January of this year, the move has turned sour.
Torres has scored just 12 times in 44 games for the Blaugrana and they are now prepared to let him leave just one year after his transfer to the club.
Several European teams are monitoring the situation with Serie A champions AC Milan and Arsenal’s London rivals Tottenham also keen on securing Torres’ signature.
Torres is currently enjoying a period of rest following Spain’s World Cup exit against tournament semi-finalists Morocco, having made four appearances and scored two goals for the national team.