Needing to get rid of some expensive deadweight, Arsenal began a big clear out in January.

Among those departing was Sead Kolasinac, who was sent on loan to Schalke to get some first-team football and help alleviate the wage bill.

This decision, while needed as he barely played, has, however, left Arsenal a bit short at left-back.

That’s why it’s not surprising to see them looking at cheap options to help provide good competition for Kieran Tierney down the line, like Jordan Amavi.

Already versed in the art of Premier League football from his time at Aston Villa, the defender is someone the Gunners are reportedly considering, according to L’Equipe.

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The French newspaper explain that, alongside Crystal Palace and Napoli, Arsenal have taken an interest in the Marseille man, whose contract in the south of France is up in the summer.

It doesn’t look like it will get renewed, either, as talks to that end are now ‘at a dead end’, meaning he is currently free to choose his next club for the next campaign.

L’Equipe state Arsenal have ‘recently come for information, without making an offer’, hinting they’re considering their options and Amavi is among them.

An intriguing London battle for a player who can offer good things going forward while still being capable enough to defend when asked to do so.