Sky Sports understands that Arsenal are in talks with Malaga over Spanish international Nacho Monreal.
Arsene Wenger feels he needs additional depth on the left, and he has now targeted the highly-rated 26-year-old.
Monreal has nine caps for Spain, and joined Malaga on a five-year deal from Osasuna in 2011.
Now he looks set link-up again with former team-mate and compatriot Santi Cazorla - who made the same move in the summer.
Arsenal are now pushing to tie up the deal, that Wenger had hoped to do before the end of the deadline.