Cristian Tello
Cristian Tello Reuters

Arsenal are keeping a keen eye on Barcelona winger Cristian Tello, according to the Telegraph, and are willing to bring him on a six month loan to cover for the injured Theo Walcott, who will miss the rest of the season with a knee ligament injury.

The Gunners are stricken with a series of injuries to key players, with the likes of Aaron Ramsey out for a further four to six weeks while Tomas Rosicky is also side lined with a broken nose.

Mathieu Flamini is out for the next three games with suspension while Jack Wilshere is suffering from a knock on his ankle. Arsene Wenger, who is looking to win his first league title in almost a decade, needs reinforcements to keep up with the spending power of the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea, who have been termed favourites for the title.

The Gunners relinquished their position in the top of the table to Manchester City who beat Tottenham 5-1 to go one point above the Gunners who drew 2-2 at Southampton. Wenger is now looking to bring in a pacy wide player to cover for the loss of Theo Walcott, who has been a major miss for them in the second half of the season.

Serge Gnabry has slotted into his position but Wenger needs someone more experienced to come into the side and has earmarked Catalan winger Tello to cover for that position till the end of the season.

However, Barcelona are still to agree on the same and with only two days left in the market, Wenger has to decide on a back-up plan should he fail to secure a deal for the pacy winger. Tello has made only two starts thus far in the league, contributing with only two assists in the process.

The Gunners have a gruelling set of fixtures coming up in the league, with a trip to Liverpool on the horizon, followed by games against Manchester United and Bayern Munich, either side of a FA Cup tie against Liverpool at the Emirates.