Arsene Wenger is on the verge of making his first major move in the summer transfer window - by landing former midfielder Mathieu Flamini.
The 29-year-old has been training for the last two weeks with the Gunners after being released by AC Milan earlier this summer.
Flamini quit Arsenal to join the Italian giants five years ago but looks set to make his return to north London.
According to the Daily Mail, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been impressed with the efforts of his former charge during training, and will offer him a deal to add depth to his injury-ravaged squad.
Midfielders Mikel Arteta, Abou Diaby and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all currently injured, prompting Wenger to admit he is looking to sign a midfielder in this window.
The deal should mark the start of a flurry of transfer activity for Arsenal ahead of the final day of the summer window on September 2.
The Gunners are believed to be attempting to land Karim Benzema from Real Madrid and have also targeted a deal for his team-mage Angel di Maria. The north London club have also had a £10 million bid for Newcastle's Yohan Cabaye turned down.
Wenger confirmed last night after his side's 3-0 Champions League play-off win against Fenerbahce that his attempt to land Liverpool forward Luis Suarez is at an end.