Arsenal are reportedly lining up a £6 million January bid for Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa following an injury to Sead Kolasinac.
The Gunners are already without first-choice Kieran Tiernay, who is out until March with a shoulder injury, and have been forced to play 18-year-old winger Bukayo Saka in an unfamiliar left-back role to cover.
According to The Sun, Mikel Arteta’s side are interested in a move for Kurzawa, a player they were reportedly interested in acquiring on a free transfer in the summer.
The former Monaco player is out of contract with PSG in the summer, but according to the report, Arsenal may bring forward their move for the France international.
The 27-year-old has struggled with injuries in recent seasons, but was initially recommended to the North London club by former boss Unai Emery, who managed Kurzawa when he was in charge at PSG.
In response to the injuries suffered by Calum Chambers, Hector Bellerin, Kolasinac and Tierney, Arteta told his press conference: “We have a lot of injuries at the back and the fact that Chambers has suffered a big injury has modified our plans.
“I believe we can compete for what we want with our current squad, but if the scenario changes, I’m expecting that we will go into the transfer market and try to solve this issue.”