Transfer guru, Fabrizio Romano, has revealed that the Gunners have scouted Brighton and Hove defender Tariq Lamptey.
However, the Premier League giants are looking at other options and it is unlikely that they will make a formal offer for Lamptey.
The former Chelsea man is currently out for the season with an injury but was a key player before the setback.
“Yes, we have to say that for the right-back, we’ve mentioned many times about this idea of trying for a right-back, they will go for a new right-back because there are huge chances for Hector Bellerin to leave the club this summer," Romano said on Here We Go podcast.
“Last summer he was close to PSG, then they move to Florenzi, Barcelona were also interested but nothing was done. This summer there are huge chances for Bellerin to leave Arsenal if a good proposal will arrive.
“So Arsenal are preparing for a new right-back, Cedric could stay and they could go for a new one. At the moment the situation with Lamptey is not going on, I think they will go for another one. They were scouting Lamptey, but they are looking for a different right-back.”