The international break is in full swing, and that means that plenty rumours are flying around with quotes from those on duty with their national teams to help spark them.
There are only three and a half months until the summer window opens, and clubs will be forming their strategy and Arsenal said to be at an advanced stage already.
However with some prospective transfers the Gunners might already be falling behind but there is also plenty of hope around for the future.
Here are the latest updates and rumours for the players Arsenal have been linked with.
According to reports in the Mirror, Arsenal have sent scouts to take a look at Charlton prodigy Joe Aribo with a view to a move this summer.
The 22-year-old has been one of several stars for Lee Bowyer’s side this term – with the Addicks firmly on track to secure a play-off spot in League One.
While the prospect of playing football in the Championship would certainly be appealing for Aribo, it seems that the winger is keeping his options firmly open as the summer approaches.
Aribo will be out of contract this summer, meaning that barring a compensation fee, he will available on a free transfer to any potential suitors.
The 22-year-old is a real athlete, using his tall and powerful frame to move forward on the ball at pace.
A player with an eye for goal, Aribo has scored 11 goals in 86 appearances for Charlton, including six this season to help Lee Bowyer’s side into play-off contention.
Arsenal are said to be interested Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella.
Given that Aaron Ramsey is set to end his long association with the club come the summer, the Italian could well be the player to come in and replace the Welsh international.
football.London understands that the Gunners are prioritising are left-back, a wide attacker and a replacement for Ramsey in the summer, while reports in Italy claim Barella is a target for head coach Unai Emery.
Linked with Manchester United and Liverpool, as well as a number of clubs back in his home country, Emery will have a fight on his hands if he and Raul Sanllehi are intent on luring the Italian international to the capital this summer.
Much would depend on if the north London outfit are able to seal a return to the Champions League next season as that would result in an transfer budget increase for the Spanish tactician.
Arsenal want Stephan Lichtsteiner to stay at the Emirates – but he needs assurances before pen is put to paper.
A deal is on the table to keep the 35-year-old Switzerland international at the club.
But he has yet to tell them if he will sign it, or if he will be seek a fresh challenge elsewhere.
Lichtsteiner explained to Swiss publication Neue Zurcher Zeitung that he must find out if he is in Unai Emery’s plans before saying yes.
He doesn’t want to be a squad player after only starting only eight Premier League games this season.
“This will need time,” he said. “The fact that I play at a top club at the age of 35 says enough.
“There have been talks. We have to see if it suits both sides.
“I want to play on a regular basis ahead of Euro 2020 but if the manager doesn’t rely on me then I’ll need to consider my future.”