Arsenal are thought to be preparing a January swoop for Udinese midfielder Dusan Basta as the heir to Bacary Sagna.
British newspapers claim the Gunners are showing a strong interest in the Serbian wide man, who has become one of the key players at the Stadio Friuli.
Basta scored in the Champions League play-offs against Sporting Braga and netted an absolute screamer against Siena last week.
It is reported that Arsene Wenger sees 28-year-old Basta as the ideal alternative to transfer-listed Sagna.
Basta can play on the right wing or as right-back.