The 34-year-old’s contract with French champions is up in June, and some Premier League clubs are interested in his service, but the Swedish international has made it clear that his priority is to line up with Arsene Wenger.
According to the report, the interest is mutual, and the striker will be welcomed at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal is also interested in Marseille striker Michi Batshuayi, The Telegraph has reported. According to the report, the Gunners face competition from Newcastle United for the services of the £22m-rated forward.
The Gunners originally planned to move for the striker in the summer, but the apparent interest from Newcastle in the Belgian striker might force the North London club to make a move as early in January.
The 22-year old has scored ten goals and provide four assists for his club this season.
The North London club are also eyeing a move for the talented Juventus defender Daniele Rugani. The 21-year old is regarded as one of the most promising young defenders in the European football. He was a commanding figure in the Empoli’s defence last season and his considered as a significant coup for the Turin club.
However, due to the wealth of options available to the Italian champions in defence, the defender has featured only for two minutes all season with the Bianconeri.
He is reported to be frustrated at the lack of playing opportunities and is looking for a move.