Shay Given has admitted he wants to leave Manchester City and has pleaded with boss Roberto Mancini to grant him his wish.
Given is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League but he cannot get a game at Eastlands, with England's number one Joe Hart is ahead of him in the pecking order.
Arsenal are known to be big admirers and the Gunners could make a move when the window opens, while there will be no shortage of interest should City make him available.
Given is just keen to get games and would be happy to go out on loan for the rest of the season.
"I don't know what City are thinking," said Given."But on a personal level even to go on loan for a few months, to be playing again, would be good.
"Because I do miss that feeling of playing and the buzz you get from that."