Arsenal are chasing Manchester City fullback Wayne Bridge. The Daily Mail says Bridge has emerged as Arsene Wenger's top target to cover the problematic left-back position following the news of Kieran Gibbs' fresh injury.

Arsenal have been forced into fielding a makeshift back line in recent games with Gibbs joining Andre Santos, Carl Jenkinson and Bacary Sagna on the Gunners' defensive injury list.

Former England international Bridge has been told he can leave Manchester City whenever he wants and could make a loan return to London, seven months after completing six-month spell with West Ham.