Arsenal have enjoyed a far more successful season than many predicted at the start of the campaign, but that does not mean they will have a quiet summer transfer window.
Multiple reports suggest that the exact opposite is expected.
With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaving in January and the futures of Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah and Nicolas Pepe up in the air, a significant overhaul of the Gunners attack is set to be the priority.
A litany of names have been linked with moves to the Emirates including Gabriel Jesus, Marcus Rashford and Memphis Depay.
Is is not just in attack where attentions will be focused.
Midfield back-up for Thomas Partey and Granit Xhaka will be looked at while football.
London understands that a new left-back is also high on the agenda, and Bologna left-back Aaron Hickey is the man to have caught the attention of Arteta and Edu.
Who is Hickey and what could he bring to Arsenal? Firstly, the reasons for targeting him are obvious.
Nuno Tavares was signed during the summer transfer window as back-up to Kieran Tierney but given the Scotland international’s injury troubles, Tavares‘ shortcomings have been badly exposed.
Hickey, also a Scotland international, represents a versatile left-sided defender.
Hickey has shot to prominence this season in Serie A, scoring five goals for Bologna while he is constantly looking for a striker to cross too as well.
It is not at the expense of his defensive displays either, with positional play and his knack for an interception also impressive.
He has previously spoken about his ability to play as a right-back, centre-back and even a central midfielder in the past and given how much Arsenal have been hit by injuries in key areas, that versatility could prove a useful weapon.
The 22-year-old began his career in the Hearts youth team before being snapped up by Celtic on a free transfer.
He then made the return to Edinburgh and became a regular in the 2019-20 campaign, scoring his first goal in a derby clash with Hibernian.
Bayern Munich were strongly linked with a move but Bologna signed him for just over £1.5 million in the summer of 2020.
Hickey said he chose the Italian side over Bayern because of their family feel and he has gone from strength to strength in Italy, earning a Golden Boy nomination in the process.
His current deal does not expire until the summer of 2024 although the Italian side are only reportedly asking for €20 million for his signature this summer.
Given his age and bravery on the ball, it is easy to see why Arteta is attracted to the prospect of signing Hickey.