Arsenal are set to turn to forgotten man Mathieu Debuchy in their Premier League opener against Liverpool later today, The Mirror report.
The Gunners are suffering from injuries despite the new campaign not even starting yet, with Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista set for prolonged stints on the sidelines.
With Laurent Koscielny also unavailable following an extended break after participation at Euro 2016, Arsene Wenger has tough choices to make as the Reds visit the Emirates Stadium.
Debuchy has fallen down the pecking order at the North London club since the emergence of Hector Bellerin and spent the second half of last season on loan at Bordeaux in his homeland.
A similar deal is thought to be on the cards for this season, with the France international keen to move to a club where he will play regularly.
However, the former Newcastle defender may well get a chance to remind Wenger and the Gunners fans of his abilities against Liverpool later today.