Belgian football expert gives significant update in Arsenal's pursuit of Yannick Carrasco

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Yannick Carrasco in recent days

Unai Emery's six months at Arsenal have been mixed.

The Spaniard enjoyed a 22-game unbeaten streak but Arsenal are still well behind in the race for the Premier League title.

His side currently occupy fifth in the league; 13 points behind Liverpool.

They are also three points behind Chelsea in the race for the top four.

It is obvious that Arsenal's defence is a problematic position.

The Gunners have already conceded 31 goals in the league, giving them the joint 10th best defence in the league.

With the January transfer window open, Emery confirmed that he will be searching for a defender and a winger.

"I think the club is working for the possibility to take some players who can help us during these next four months," he said on the weekend, per Sky Sports.

"Maybe the transfer market can help us with a centre-back, but it is not easy because also (Konstantinos) Mavropanos is coming back after injury.

"Also a winger, right or left, one player can help us in this position."

Yannick Carrasco during the 2018 World Cup

And it seems Emery has also targeted the winger that he wants to bring in.

Reports have emerged stating that Arsenal are interested in signing Yannick Carrasco.

The Belgian winger is currently playing in China with Dalian.

But is it possible? Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur has provided a significant update on the transfer which bodes very well for Arsenal.

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "Yannick Carrasco has been offered to Arsenal, who are searching for a winger. Player will have to take a pay cut. #AFC have a limited transfer budget. Carrasco willing to leave Dalian after one year in China."

So that's very good news for Arsenal.

It seems that the 25-year-old is open to a move to Arsenal and they have the opportunity to sign him if they can raise the sufficient funds. That's a big if, though.

As Terreur confirms, Arsenal have a limited budget this summer.

They will also struggle to match Carrasco's current wages as well.

Yannick Carrasco is open to leaving Dalian

Whether they have the spending power to purchase him remains to be seen. Arsenal may have to settle on a loan deal instead.

Regardless, it's still promising that he is open to a move away.

Would you be happy with signing Carrasco? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

News Now - Sport News