Emirates club to make move for Juventus Stadium outcast.
Arsenal will make a January move to sign Juventus striker Amauri on-loan to provide back up for captain Robin van Persie.
The 31-year-old has lost his place in the Serie A side, now trains with the U19s and has seen his number 11 shirt given to Paolo De Ceglie.
The Brazil-born Italy international was expected to leave last summer but could not agree terms with interested clubs.
Newcastle United, Marseille, Parma and Palermo were keen but the Gunners will now offer him the chance of playing top level football in England.
Manager Arsene Wenger wants to bring in experienced cover for Van Persie, who has a history of injury problems.
The Frenchman seems to have run out of patience with Moroccan Marouane Chamakh and will listen to any offers for him, with PSG and Lorient interested.
Amauri also appeals to Wenger as he is still eligible to play in the Champions League while any of his other top striking targets, notably Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain, are.
The short-term solution could buy the Gunners boss time until the summer to spend money on a permanent answer.