The Gunners boss, Mikel Arteta, has hinted that during the January transfer window, Arsenal may focus more on departures than arrivals as he looks to trim a bloated squad.
Sead Kolasinac’s loan move to Schalke Thursday looks set to be the first of a few exits.
Both Real Madrid’s playmaker, Isco and Dortmund’s Julian Brandt are potential signings for Arsenal.
The AS Roma’s £35m defender Roger Ibanez is said to be on the list, although he is being linked with move to Liverpool.
Norwich full-back Max Aarons is said to be on Manchester United’s radar.
Amad Diallo will join up with the Red Devils after sealing a move from Atalanta in the last window.
A move for their top target during the last window, Jadon Sancho, is unlikely.