Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been linked with a potential return to Arsenal in January.
The England international is frustrated with his reduced game time at the Reds, and it is claimed that he could seek a winter exit.
They are keen to provide cover in their absence, and have their sights on landing Oxlade-Chamberlain on loan with an option to buy.
The Gunners currently have five central midfield options in the squad, but Granit Xhaka is out for the long-term with a knee injury.
The Gunners are not actively looking to sell him, but may be tempted to do so if they can lure Oxlade-Chamberlain back to the club.