However, Gunners will not be re-signing Song this summer.
Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has earmarked highly rated Celtic midfield player Victor Wanyama for an end of season move to the Emirates, reports the Daily Star.
The North London club are in desperate need of a defensive midfield player for the next campaign with doubts currently surrounding the long term fitness of France international Abou Diaby, and Wenger has identified Celtic’s Kenyan star as being the man to take on the role for the Gunners.
Wanyama, 21, has enjoyed an outstanding season for the Scottish Premier League champions, in particular shining for the Glasgow giants in their surprise run all the way to the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League.
The Daily Star suggest that Wanyama would cost Arsenal just £10 million, which would represent a cheaper option than bringing Alex Song back to the club from Barcelona, where the 25-year-old has failed to settle since his £15m move to Camp Nou last summer.
Wanyama’s ability to fill in at centre back would also come in handy for the Gunners, who only have three senior centre backs regularly in contention in Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker.