Arsenal reportedly sent scouts to watch Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender in this week's Champions League play-off match against Lazio.
According to TuttoMercatoWeb, the Gunners are monitoring the progress of the 26-year-old ahead of a possible offer to the German club.
In June, reports claimed that Arsenal were ready to offer £18m to secure the services of the Germany international.
He is also a target for Manchester United.
One important element in the player's future is the upcoming Champions League play-off game at home against Lazio.
If Bayer Leverkusen fail to overturn the 1-0 deficit next week, he could decide to leave the club to enjoy European football at the Emirates or Old Trafford.