Sky Sports understands Arsenal midfielder Craig Eastmond is set to join Colchester on loan.
Colchester caretaker boss Joe Dunne is keen to bolster his squad and has targeted a move for highly-rated Eastmond.
Eastmond is highly-regarded within the corridors of power at the Emirates and has made 10 appearances in the first-team since progressing through the club's Academy.
The 21-year-old enjoyed a spell on loan at Millwall in 2011 and also had a stint with Wycombe last season.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is ready to sanction another loan move for the versatile performer so that he can get some valuable first-team action under his belt.
Dunne believes Eastmond will be an excellent addition to his squad as they still search for their first League One win of the campaign.