Lyon winger Ben Arfa on Arsenal radar
Wenger has admitted in the past that he is a fan of the 21-year-old and L'Equipe now claims that he is set to step up his interest at the end of the season.
The France international has not been a regular starter at Lyon in recent months and negotiations over a contract extension have been dragging on for some time.
Wenger is understood to be on the lookout for a left-footed midfielder, especially with concerns over the fitness of Tomas Rosicky.
Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas recently denied that he had received an offer from the Premier League giants.