Arsenal have made a bid for Levante’s attacking midfielder Enis Bardhi, according to a report in Spain.
Bardhi has scored four goals and provided two assists in La Liga this season, but he has caught the eye of Arteta, who is looking to reshape his squad on a budget this summer.
Arteta could have several spaces to fill in his midfield next season with doubts over the futures of he futures of Mesut Ozil, Matteo Guendouzi and Dani Ceballos.
Bardhi joined the LaLiga side from Ujpest for a reported €1.5m fee in the summer of 2017 and has developed into one of Levante’s most consistent performers.
Van Persie issues warning
Meanwhile, ex-Gunner Robin van Persie believes boss Arteta is finally getting a handle on his squad, but warned it may take years before the club returns to where they used to be.
Speaking in his role as a pundit on BT Sport (via The Sun): RVP said: “You can see [Arteta’s] hand on this team. But you can see that this team is not fully connected yet.
“If you look at the connection from defence to midfield to strikers, they are not connected, they are not moving as one.