Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Havard Nordtveit has said he will take his time in deciding his future, with Bild reporting that Arsenal have opened negotiations.
The 25-year-old was once on the books with the Gunners, but did not make a single appearance for the first team in a three-and-a-half year spell.
However, with his current contract with the Bundesliga club close to expiring, Arsenal are said to be one of a number of Premier League clubs interesting in signing the Norwegian international.
Nordveit has less than six months left on his current deal, but has revealed that he is no rush to make a definitive call on the next step of his career.
“Let’s see, we still have time,” the 25-year-old told the Rheinische Post. “We are talking about my career, it’s not just football. This has to fit with my family and therefore it is not easy.
“This is an important decision and I will take my time, because then I will make the right decision.”
Borussia Monchengladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl confirmed that the midfielder has a new contract on the table, but ultimately it is down to him to make a decision.
“Havard has been given the chance to become a player in the time he has been with us,” Eberl said following Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Augsburg.
“We have had a great time together and we would like to extend that. Now he has to decide.”