Arsenal are keen on signing St Ettiene defender Loic Perrin in January, which has been confirmed to the press by the player himself, as reported by the Daily Star.
Perrin is regarded as a versatile player, able to play across the entire back line and in defensive midfield, and in part, this is thought to be part of his appeal to Arsene Wenger.
Wenger has seen a series of injuries decimate both his midfield and his defence, and having a player who can play in various positions on the park would give him more options going forward, and help him if a spate of injuries happen again.
The Gunners failed to replace former captain Thomas Vermaelen after his sale to Barcelona in the summer, and have therefore had to use the likes of Nacho Monreal in the centre of defence.
Perrin has now admitted that Arsenal have contacted him over a possible move.
Perrin told Le Progres: “I was contacted personally.
“Arsenal are interested. But for now, there is still no contact with Saint-Etienne.”
The Gunners are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements after failing to replace Thomas Vermaelen who moved to Barcelona over the summer.