Borussia Dortmund are interested in bringing Tomas Rosicky back to the club after the midfielder admitted that he is growing frustrated with life at Arsenal.
The 32-year-old has struggled with injuries again this season but he has struggled to force his way back into the side since returning to full fitness and has appeared in just three Premier League games this season.
Rosicky played in the 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League but was then an unused substitute against Swansea in the league and has admitted that he wanted to feature in the side more regularly.
"Naturally, I would like to play more often, that's for sure," said Rosicky, as quoted in the Metro. "I feel very well, the results in fitness tests were the same as they were in previous seasons when I played regularly.
"It's the manager's team and I fully respect his decisions. I cannot do anything else other than train properly and wait for a chance."
The Czech Republic international arrived at Arsenal in the summer of 2006 and despite playing more than 170 games for them, has struggled to replicate the same form that saw him excel at Borussia Dortmund.
The reigning German champions are excelling in the Champions League this season and face Spanish side Malaga for a place in the semi-finals. However, while they are in with a chance of glory in Europe they have are some 20 points behind runaway leaders Bayern Munich.
Dortmund lost creative midfielder Shinja Kagawa to Manchester United last season and have been fortunate that youngster Mario Gotze has been superb since coming into the first team.
Nevertheless there is a belief that Dortmund have already sounded out Rosicky to see if he would be interested in a return to the club, possibly on a pay-as-you-play basis.
Arsene Wenger clearly does not believe that Rosicky is deserving of a place in the first team and he may well allow the injury-prone midfielder to leave at the end of the season.