Arsenal want to add a new midfielder to their team in this transfer window and have been linked with moves for the likes of Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey.
According to L’Equipe via The Independent, the Gunners have now identified Mounir Chouiar as an alternative to Partey.
The Ghanaian has been tArsenal’s top choice, but Atletico Madrid has told Mikel Arteta’s side that they will have to pay his release clause of around 50 million euros to sign him.
Because of this, the London side have now turned their attention to alternative players.
The report claims that Chouiar, 21, has now emerged as a top target for the Gunners.
Arsenal will face competition from Leeds United and Wolves for his signature and he can reportedly be signed for around £18.5m.
Mohamed Elneny has started Gunners’ last two competitive games and he was in fine form for them against Fulham.
He may still be sent back out on loan this summer, but if he continues his fine run of form, the club might decide to keep him and halt their search for a new midfielder.