Chelsea striker Demba Ba would be the perfect solution to Arsenal's problems in attack, according to former Gunner Ray Parlour, reports talkSPORT.
The Senegalese international has fallen down the first-team pecking order at Stamford Bridge, following the summer arrival of Samuel Eto'o.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger could do worse than negotiate a deal that will bring Ba to the Emirates Stadium this month, but Jose Mourinho appears reluctant to let him leave west London, while Fernando Torres is sidelined by injury.
"You need a big squad and I'm sure Arsene Wenger is looking at the situation and thinking, 'who can we bring in to help?" Parlour told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.
"Demba Ba would be perfect for Arsenal. They need someone like that, but would Chelsea let him leave for Arsenal?
"I don't know at the moment. They have sold Juan Mata to Manchester United but maybe they are viewing Arsenal as a little bit more of a threat at the moment."
Arsenal allegedly had a loan bid for the Chelsea star rejected during the summer, but could return with a renewed offer before the transfer window closes again on Friday.
Wenger has relied heavily on Olivier Giroud this season, and been forced to call upon Nicklas Bendtner in the absence of the Frenchman. A new striker signing this month would certainly help strengthen the club's Premier League title challenge.