Arsenal may have given up their hopes of signing Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan, thereby settling for another player.
The Gunners are said to be in talks to sign Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco from Chinese side Dalian Yifang.
Arsenal made an offer to sign Perisic on loan with a view to a permanent deal in the summer, according to but the Serie A side turned it down, according to reports.
Carrasco joined Dalian Yifang from Atletico Madrid last February and has gone on to score seven goals in 26 games for the Super League side.
The 25-year-old has five goals in 34 games for Belgium, and was part of the team that finished third in the 2018 World Cup.
By Oluwatoyin Adeleye