Liverpool could be in line for a surprise deal to sign Folarin Balogun from Arsenal for free.
Arteta is keen to offload players this January, and The Independent claims Balogun has been deemed surplus to requirements – along with eight other players.
That update will be welcome news for the Premier League champions, with Liverpool’s big admirers of the teenager.
As his contract being up at the end of the season, Balogun has the right to talk to foreign clubs about a future free transfer and even sign a pre-contract agreement.
But if Liverpool want him, they’ll either have to agree on a fee with Arsenal to take him now or risk waiting for the summer and hoping he’s still available.