Arsenal appear to be targeting the addition of a new midfielder according to reports from the German media.
The Gunners have been linked with a move for several players in the summer as many expect the club to make major changes.
Recent defeats in the Champions League and the Premier League have seen Arsene Wenger receive some criticism for his decisions in the transfer market once again.
As a result, the Gunners have now moved into the race to sign RB Leipzig star Naby Keita to address issues in the midfield department according to German outlet Bild.
Granit Xhaka has not completely hit the ground running in his debut season while the likes of Francis Coquelin and Mohamed Elneny have endured a stop-start campaign.
Thus, Arsenal are keen on signing Keita who has been compared to Chelsea star N’golo Kante for his hardworking displays in the Bundesliga this season.
The Gunners have reportedly expressed their interest in a summer move for the 22-year-old who is likely to cost around $32.1 million (£26 million).