Arsenal are prepared to make a January transfer loan mive for Manchester City John Stones with Mike Arteta having worked with the England international said to be keenly interested.
Due to a series of injury problems, the Englishman has not played five games in a row for almost a year at the Etihad.
Pep Guardiola recently admitted that the defender was yet to fulfil his potential at City following his latest injury against Manchester United.
According to reports, Stones is expected to receive fresh terms this season, with two years left on his current deal, but negotiations are yet to start.
With the long term injury to Calum Chambers, Arsenal are in need of boosting their defensive ranks, as goals continue to leak in at the Emirates.
Arteta has been looking at potential options and may use his agency connections in order to take on Stones.
Arteta shares the same agency as Stones, and is said to be hopeful of discussing a move.
In order to recapture his best form ahead of the European Championships with England in the summer, Stones is said to be looking out for game time.