Bayern Munich’s David Alaba and Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti are the star names on Arsenal’s summer shortlist.
Unai Emery will hope the two star defenders can solve his side’s defensive issues
The Gunners are looking to bring in up to five players, and strengthening the defence is considered a top priority.
Both players would be open to exits as their clubs have reinforced in their positions and have also made big-money acquisitions that may need to be offset by player sales.
Bayern have recently splashed out on left-sided Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez, while Barcelona are consistently linked with centre-half Mathijs de Ligt, having already spent big on his Ajax team-mate Frenkie de Jong.