Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is planning a major title push this season and the boss is aware of the need to bring in only the best to achieve his target.
West ham United are preparing a shock bid for Arsenal skipper Mikel Arteta, according to the Express.
The hammers are believed to be the market for an experienced midfielder as they chase a place in Europe in the second half of the season.
Hammers boss Slevan Bilic who has guided his side to an impressive sixth place after twenty games thus far sees the Spaniard as a player he could lure across London due to the infrequent involvement in the first half of the campaign.
A combination of injuries and form has seen the midfielder make just 10 appearances across all competitions for the Gunners this season.
Arteta, 33, who signed for the Gunners on deadline day in 2011 in a £10 million deal from Everton recently lost his place in team at the base of the midfield to the tough tackling Francis Coquelin.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is interested in bringing at least one midfielder in this window.
A deal for Mohamamed Elneny is all but confirmed while The Express claims initial talks between Arsenal and PSG have taken place over a £15million move and his agent is understood to be in London discussing personal terms.
The hammers much like the Gunners would be for both deals to go through as that should be enough to make Arteta available for a switch.