Arsenal scouts have been watching Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin, reports The Daily Mail.
The Saints ace has had a fine season for Mauricio Pochettino's side and has won many admirers in recent months.
And, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger looking towards the future, it appears that 24-year-old Schneiderlin fits the bill perfectly.
Mikel Arteta is approaching the twilight years of his career and Schneiderlin is seen as the ideal replacement for the Spanish star.
Schneiderlin's style of play could well be a hit at the Emirates, but it remains to be seen as to whether Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will make a summer swoop for the midfield ace.
For now though, Arsenal's immediate attention will turn to their clash with Sunderland tomorrow afternoon.
Arsenal will be desperate to pick up all three points against the Black Cats as they look to bounce back from their midweek defeat to European champions Bayern Munich.