Arsenal have been alerted by the possible availability of Yohan Cabaye, with the midfielder looking at a move back to the English Premier League after failing to make a regular impression at Paris Saint-Germain.
Cabaye has been far from a shoe-in to start for PSG ever since making his move to the Parisians from Newcastle a little under a year ago.
Former World Cup winner with France Frank Leboeuf criticised Cabaye's move to PSG, insisting it was a mistake from the midfielder.
"For me, it [the switch to PSG] is a mistake on his part," the former Chelsea player was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
"He must think of the France team, he lost the confidence he had stored in Newcastle.
"I think he has never been part of the first choice of [PSG manager] Laurent Blanc. When he arrived, there were already [Thiago] Motta, [Marco] Verratti and [Blaise] Matuidi.
Leboeuf believes Cabaye should consider a move away from PSG.
"He will have to ask the right questions about his future," added the former defender. "He loses confidence.
"He should think about this in winter or summer. He should be ready for 2016, he is one of the major elements of the France team."
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer of Cabaye, and was heavily linked with a move in the summer of 2013. Indeed, Arsenal failed in a bid to sign Cabaye during that summer, after Newcastle turned down the offer.
Cabaye, who was pining for a move to Arsenal, eventually played the first half of the season with Newcastle, before moving to PSG in the January transfer window of 2014.
The 28-year-old does brings undoubted quality in midfield, not something that Arsenal lack at the moment, and Wenger will have to move quickly to seal the signature of the France international if he does make a move in January, with Liverpool also thought to be interested, according to the Metro.
Wenger will certainly be keeping a close eye on developments and the possibility of a move will definitely be there if Cabaye does become available, but it again raises the question if the midfielder is what Arsenal need.
The 3-3 draw against Anderlecht might have been tactical naivety, but what it also showed was the importance of a strong presence in midfield. While Cabaye is a great tactician of the football, he is not exactly the enforcer that Arsenal require in the middle of the park.