For a man previously criticised for not spending big in the transfer market, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is going to be exceptionally busy when the window reopens in January, according to newspaper reports.
The Gunners and Chelsea will face competition from Galatasaray for the signature of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, reports Nick Lustig of the Daily Star.
Jack Wilson of the same newspaper noted the strong friendship between Ozil and reported Arsenal target Sami Khedira while the pair trained together for Germany.
Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler has placed Arsenal on a list of clubs he would leave the Bundesliga for, as Ben Jefferson of the Daily Express reported.
Arsenal will be joined by Liverpool and Fenerbahce in the chase for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore, claims Nick Lustig of the Daily Star.
John Cross of the Daily Mirror reports that Arsenal are considering a move for Genoa and Croatia defender Sime Vrsaljko as a potential replacement for Bacary Sagna, who has stalled over a new deal at the club.
Wenger has seen off the challenge of Chelsea and Everton to snap up Bristol Rovers goalkeeper Matt Macey, claims The Sun (subscription required).
West Brom striker Saido Berahino is attracting the interest of Wenger and Arsenal, reports Jack de Menezes of The Independent.