The Gunners are keeping tabs on Micah Richards.
Manchester City defender Micah Richards has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal as manager Arsene Wenger becomes desperate for new talent, according to the Mirror.
So far the Gunners have signed just one new player in the shape of free transfer Yaya Sanogo from Auxerre and with an ever-growing injury list, the north London club want new faces.
A surprise opening day defeat to Aston Villa has only succeeded in compounding the misery on Wenger and the Frenchman is looking towards Eastlands for defensive support.
Richards has found getting into the City starting XI difficult since the emergence of Pablo Zabaleta as first choice right-back, although with the Englishman being able to operate as a centre-back as well, the 25-year-old could be a great utility man at the Emirates Stadium.
The England international was out-of-favour last term at the Etihad Stadium and played just seven Premier League matches – although the defender did spend five months on the sidelines following a knee operation.
Richards was once touted as the bright future of English football, after breaking into the City first team eight years ago.
Yet persistent injuries have stunted the full-back’s progress at the 2012 Premier League champions, but the defender is the only member of the current squad to have progressed from the Citizens youth academy and is also the club’s longest serving player.
With four first team defenders currently injured at Arsenal, if Wenger does land Richards then the right-back would probably be asked to step straight into the first team.