Arsenal are reportedly talking with Rennes over a potential loan for William Saliba.
The young defender was brought in by Unai Emery in the summer of 2019 for a fee of £27m.
Despite returning to north London earlier this summer, Saliba is yet to feature under Arteta this season.
With competition for places high in defence, the 19-year-old is current way down the pecking order and a loan move could now be on the cards.
According to French outfit Telefoot, Arsenal are now in talks with Ligue 1 side Rennes over a loan deal.
Journalist Simone Rovera tweeted: “Stade Rennais has reached an agreement with Juve and with [Daniele] Rugani, but today and again in the last hours had also worked on the Saliba track, which Arsenal could send on loan.”
Rennes have been drawn into Group E with Sevilla, Chelsea and Krasnodar, meaning Saliba could potentially get the chance to test himself against Premier League opposition.
Arteta decided to leave him out of the Arsenal squad that beat Liverpool on penalties in the Carabao Cup last night.