Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is hoping to raid Lorient for a defender again this summer.
The Mirror believes Arsenal have scouted Lorient defender Bruno Ecuele Manga, 22.
Manga replaced Laurent Koscielny in the Lorient line-up when he signed for Arsenal last summer.
Wenger is eager to add a new centre-half to his squad this summer after a string of dissappoint defensive displays this season.
Marseille could go top of Ligue 1 tonight if they beat OGC Nice at Stade Velodrome.
L’OM are currently two points behind current leaders Lille after they only managed a 1-1 draw away Lorient on Sunday.
Marseille are flying high at the moment after becoming the first team ever to retain the Coupe de la Ligue thanks to a 1-0 victory over Montpellier on Saturday.
Nice have not enjoyed the best of seasons and will be looking continue their seven game unbeaten run to help pull them away from the relegation zone, they are currently just three points clear of 18th placed Caen.
Elsewhere in Ligue 1 tonight 3rd placed Lyon face Coupe de la Ligue runners-up Montpellier at Stade de Gerland, as they look to keep up the pressure on Marseille and Lille.
Both games kick-off at 6pm GMT.