Arsenal are considering a loan move for Real Madrid misfit Vinicius Jr next month as they bid to back under-fire boss Mikel Arteta.
But they have not followed up their interest in Real playmaker Isco, who looks set to join Juventus on loan.
But a lack of goals has been the biggest problem during a nightmare run of five defeats in eight games since then and the Gunners are currently looking for help up front.
Arsenal tried to sign Vinicius while Unai Emery was in charge and retain a good relationship with his agent.
Still only 20, the Brazil forward can play anywhere across the front line and has three goals and three assists for Real this season.
Madrid have decided to listen to offers for him next month and are open to sending him out on loan.
Vinicius cost Real £38.7m in 2018 but he has not developed in the way they hoped.
Arsenal also explored the possibility of taking Isco on loan next month but it is understood he wants to join a Champions League team.