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Arsenal are expected to focus on strengthening their defence in this transfer window, and are hoping to also sign Juventus right-back Stefan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer.
The Gunners have made an offer to the 34-year-old veteran, the source said, although they could still face competition from other clubs. They have also been widely linked with a move for Freiburg centre-back Caglar Soyuncu.
Goal report that Lichtsteiner will prioritise a move to the Emirates over several other potential suitors including Dortmund, Monaco and Marseille.
The 34-year-old, who will officially leave Juventus when his contract expires on Friday, is in negotiations over penning a two-year contract at Arsenal.
And it is said that Emery and co are optimistic that they will secure the Swiss’ signature.
Lichtsteiner, who is set to star for Switzerland at the upcoming World Cup, is leaving Juve after seven successful seasons at the club.
He has won the Serie A title in each of his campaigns in Turin and won the Coppa Italia on four occasions.