Emirates Stadium side plot bid for Brazilian international.
Arsenal have earmarked a summer move for Bayern Munich bit-part player Luiz Gustavo according to the Daily Express.
The versatile Brazilian international, who can play in the midfield as well as both a centre or left-back, is being used sparingly by Allianz Arena boss Jupp Heynckes and could therefore be interested in a possible move to the Emirates Stadium.
The 25 year old, who joined the Bavarian side in January 2011 after three solid years at Hoffenheim, has started just nine of Bayern Munich’s 22 Bundesliga outings this season and just one of the German side’s six Champions League fixtures.
Arsene Wenger could certainly do with a steely midfield presence, with the North London club failing to replace Alex Song who left for Barcelona last summer and the fact that Gustavo can assist in other roles will also be a feather in the Brazilian’s cap.
Wenger is looking for a player who could fill the hole left behind by Alex Song, who now plies his trade with Barcelona.
Arsenal apparently made their interest in Gustavo known last month but Bayern Munich were not willing to sell the player mid-season but could be open to a fresh approach in the summer.