The Gunners are preparing their summer moves and have identified three Southampton stars as targets.
Arsene Wenger is keen on adding a dynamic midfielder to his squad with Frenchman Morgan Schneiderlin high on his agenda.
Schneiderlin will play for France at the World Cup in Brazil but has hinted he is ready for a move to a Champions League outfit.
Wenger is also tracking Saints right-back Calum Chambers, 19, with Bacary Sagna expected to join Manchester City.
Arsenal are also considering Chambers’ club rival Nataniel Clyne, who has impressed since joining from Crystal Palace two years ago.
The Emirates scouting staff have watched Chambers with interest this season, but there are doubts about his defending abilities.