Italian Serie A giants AS Roma are favourites to sign FC Porto midfielder Hector Herrera when the transfer window reopens in two weeks time as per the reports from the Italian media.
Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb claim that the Champions League campaigners are ahead of the Gunners in the race to sign Hector Herrera.
Mexican international star Hector Herrera has repeatedly been linked with Arsenal as manager Unai Emery seek to boost his midfield options with quality players.
Unai Emery is said to be interested in Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron as well.
The 12-cap Paraguayan international player was in sensational form for his Major League Soccer (MLS) side during the just concluded season.
He was a major part of the Atlanta United side that recently won the MLS Cup.
Arsenal have serious doubts about the long-term future of the midfield trio of Mohamed ElNeny, Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil.
Egyptian player ElNeny has fallen out of favour with Unai Emery and he could be moved on in the transfer window with Leicester City said to be interested.
For Ramsey, he has six months left on his Arsenal contract but the club is reluctant to hand him a new deal.
Mesut Ozil could also leave the club after failing to adapt to new manager Unai Emery.