Arsenal have welcomed Martin Odegaard in January but Mikel Arteta is dealing with the possibility of several exits too.
The Gunners could see four players seek new pastures this week with the January transfer window having just days to run.
One of those is Lucas Torreira, who is currently struggling for minutes on loan at Atletico Madrid.
Another temporary move is likely with Monaco thought to be a possible destination for the Uruguayan.
Arsenal chief Edu is thought to be on top of the situation with Arteta hoping they can make the right move by the player.
Reiss Nelson is another man who could be heading out on loan.
The forward has not enjoyed the opportunities afforded to fellow youngsters Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe and may seek a move away.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who was linked with Wolves in the summer, is concerned that a lack of minutes may affect his England chances.
Arteta though has challenged the 23-year-old to push for more starts at the Emirates.
Defender Shkodran Mustafi, whose contract will soon expire, is someway down the pecking order.
Arteta refused to confirm what their preferred stance is regarding the German but maintained that discussions were ongoing.