The teenage Saint-Etienne defender has also been attracting interest from Manchester United after a breakthrough season in Ligue 1
Arsenal are eyeing up a summer move for teenage Saint-Etienne centre-back William Saliba, Goal understands.
The 18-year-old defender has enjoyed a breakthrough season in France, making 17 appearances in all competitions.
Unai Emery is looking to bolster his defensive options after seeing his side concede 51 goals in the Premier League during his first campaign in north London.
And it is understood Saliba is top target for the Gunners, who have watched him extensively this season in Ligue 1 and have been impressed with the maturity he has shown for such an inexperienced player.