Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has identified Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot, as one of his primary targets in the upcoming January transfer window, the UK Times reports.
Arteta will take charge of his first game on Boxing Day, when the Gunners travel to Bournemouth.
Arsenal are looking to arrest a run of form that has produced just one win in 15 games.
Arteta is believed to have given a full appraisal of the squad he has inherited when he interviewed for the job and already pointed out the areas that need strengthening.
The transfer window opens in five days’ time and he is looking to bolster his midfield with Rabiot’s arrival.
Rabiot, who only joined the club in the summer, has started just five matches in Serie A and Arsenal are hoping to persuade Juventus to let him leave on loan.