Earlier on Wednesday, RMC Sport explained Arsenal have made Arthur a ‘priority’ target and the ‘negotiations are advanced’ to take the Juventus player to the Emirates in the winter market.

The Gunners’ interest in the midfielder is also discussed in Italy by TuttoMercatoWeb. It’s claimed Mikel Arteta ‘wants’ the 25-year-old and the north London club are ‘ready to please’ their manager.

Arsenal are ‘trying’ for the former Barcelona man after Arteta ‘asked’ for his signing this month. To please the coach, the Premier League side have taken steps as TMW state ‘there have been new contacts’ in ‘recent hours’.

The Brazilian has made 11 appearances in all competitions this season and last featured in his side’s 4-3 win over AS Roma. Until last week, he had not considered any offers to leave the Serie A side in January.

However, the South American has ‘opened up for a possible transfer’, if certain conditions are met. Arthur needs a ‘good proposal’ and above all, a club that help him enjoy more minutes than he is currently having at Juventus.

If these two conditions are fulfilled, the midfielder ‘can leave immediately’. The Turin club will have the final say as ‘everything depends on what Juve want to do’.