Eyebrows were raised last summer when Arsenal loaned William Saliba out to Marseille, though it has proved a wise decision as the defender has been immense so far this season.
And Mikel Arteta will be hoping that he has repeated that trick, with Nuno Tavares now impressing with the French side.
Arsenal and Newcastle are on alert as Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio has reportedly been offered to Premier League clubs.
Both the Gunners and the Magpies have been linked with signing the Spain star in the final few days of the transfer window
Arsenal are in the market for a winger, with Wolves ace Pedro Neto their top target. However, the Portugal international may prove to be too expensive this summer.
Meanwhile, Newcastle are looking to continue to add to their attacking resources. Eddie Howe signed striker Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad on Friday for a club-record deal of around £60million.
But both clubs are looking to be busy before the window shuts on Thursday. And transfer expert Fabrizio Romano says Asensio is being offered to teams in England