Eight Arsenal deals that could happen on transfer deadline day

Arsenal have had one of the busiest January transfer windows of any Premier League club, with numerous incomings and outgoings as Mikel Arteta continues to mould the squad to his requirements.

Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos agreed to terminate their contracts ahead of moves to Fenerbahce and Olympiacos respectively, while Matt Macey left for Hibernian.

Elsewhere, Sead Kolasinac was loaned out to Schalke and William Saliba will spend the rest of the season with Nice.

The only permanent signing is talented young Tunisian Omar Rekik, who joined from Hertha Berlin for £500,000 and has linked up with Arsenal's Under-23s.

But there have been two loan arrivals in the form of Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan and Real Madrid playmaker Martin Odegaard, who made his debut in the 0-0 draw with Manchester United on Saturday.

It's been a busy transfer window – and there could be plenty more business to be done. Here, Mirror Sport looks at eight Arsenal deals that could happen on transfer deadline day.

Josh Doig

Josh Doig emerged as a target for Arsenal late in the January transfer window, with Mikel Arteta admitting he is keen to recruit a left-back.

The 18-year-old has enjoyed an excellent season with Hibernian, making 20 appearances in all competitions and picking up two assists.

A Scotland youth international, Doig has also caught the eyes of Celtic and Chelsea, so Arsenal will have a battle on their hands to land the teenager.

Doig recently spoke of his admiration for Gunners fan favourite Kieran Tierney, but he played down talk of a transfer by saying there is "no better place" for him to continue his development than at Hibs.

Whether Arsenal secure the youngster on deadline day or not, Doig is one to watch for the future.

Patrick van Aanholt

Another target at left-back, Crystal Palace star Patrick van Aanholt provides a more experienced option than Josh Doig.

The 30-year-old has made over 200 Premier League appearances and Emirates chiefs were alerted to his potential availability due to the emergence of youngster Tyrick Mitchell at Selhurst Park.

Van Aanholt, who has been capped 12 times for the Netherlands, is out of contract this summer and Palace may be willing to let him leave in January for a fee rather than for nothing in six months' time.

A natural left-back, Van Aanholt can also be used further up the pitch and has picked up 20 goals and 15 assists during his time in the English top flight.

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Ryan Bertrand

An alternative target to Patrick van Aanholt, Southampton's Ryan Bertrand is another experienced player who is out of contract this summer and would provide solid back-up for Kieran Tierney.

Bertrand, 31, has been a mainstay on the left side of the Saints defence since joining from Chelsea in 2015.

But Southampton are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona full-back Junior Firpo on loan, potentially freeing up Bertrand to depart St Mary's.

The latest reports suggest Firpo and Barca are reluctant to make the switch to the south coast, however, so Arsenal may be better off targeting Van Aanholt.

Eric Garcia

Mikel Arteta knows Eric Garcia from his time as assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

The 20-year-old centre-back has six months remaining on his deal at the Etihad and he has long-been linked with a move to Barcelona.

The Catalans, however, are in a dire financial situation and it remains to be seen if they will be able to sanction any signings either this window or in the summer.

This could leave the door open to Arsenal to make a late swoop for Garcia. Arteta has already parted ways with Sokratis Papastathopoulos permanently and William Saliba on loan this month and may be keen to strengthen his options in central defence.

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Shkodran Mustafi

Turning our attention to a potential Emirates exits, Shkodran Mustafi could depart Arsenal for Liverpool as the Reds frantically search for a new body at centre-back.

An injury to Joel Matip last week was the final straw for Anfield chiefs and they have been forced to enter the transfer market at the eleventh hour with no senior centre-backs currently available.

Mustafi is reportedly one of Liverpool's primary targets to address their crisis, and the German is believed to be surplus to requirements at the Emirates.

Talks over terminating Mustafi's contract six months early have been ongoing, though Arsenal could instead choose to sell him to the Reds for a fee.

Lucas Torreira

Lucas Torreira's future has been the subject of intense speculation for many months.

The midfielder failed to work his way back into Mikel Arteta's plans after suffering a serious ankle injury last season. He was sent out on loan to Atletico Madrid this campaign but has played only a minor role for the La Liga leaders.

Torreira has started four games for Atletico and the Gunners are believed to be unhappy with his lack of opportunities under manager Diego Simeone.

As such, Arsenal have reportedly been weighing up terminating the Uruguayan's loan in Spain amid interest from other European clubs.

Fiorentina and Monaco are credited with interest in the 24-year-old, who has two-and-a-half years remaining on his deal at the Emirates.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Premier League sides are lining up to try and prise Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal before the transfer window ends.

Leicester are winning the race for the 23-year-old and Mirror Sport understands they plotting a loan move with an option to buy this summer.

Maitland-Niles is desparate for more game time in the second half of the season as he bids to nail down a spot in the England squad for this summer's Euros.

Southampton, West Brom and Newcastle are also pursuing Maitland-Niles, who has excelled in a number of defensive and midfield roles over the last 18 months.

Joe Willock

Newcastle are also reportedly interested in taking Joe Willock on loan for the remainder of the season.

A number of Arsenal youngsters – including Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli – have established themselves as first-team regulars this season.

But Willock, 21, has been somewhat left behind and a loan move may be the best option as he searches for regular minutes.

The England Under-21 international impressed in the Europa League group stage by picking up three goals and three assists in five games.

Willock is eager for more opportunities and the Daily Mail claims Newcastle are pushing to pull off the loan before the deadline.

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