Arsenal could make a move for highly-rated Hertha Berlin defender Marvin Plattenhardt when the transfer window reopens in few weeks time.
The Gunners have had defensive issues this season especially at left-back and manager Unai Emery is keen to address the situation.
Marvin Plattenhardt has emerged as one of the best left-backs on the German Bundesliga scene since he joined Hertha Berlin in the summer of 2014.
The 26-year-old rose through the ranks at fellow German side Nurnberg before signing for Hertha Berlin.
He has scored seven goals and 20 assists in 133 appearances for the club in all competitions.
Marvin Plattenhardt was part of the Germany squad that failed to impress at the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
Germany were the defending champions only for the four-time world champions to crash out in the group stage of the tournament.
The Germans surprised finished bottom of Group F behind South Korea, Mexico and leaders Sweden.
Plattenhardt would almost certainly provide a lasting solution to the problematic left-back position at Arsenal.
Gunners boss Unai Emery has used six players in the left-back position this season and this is as a result of respective hamstring injuries to first-choice left-backs Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac.