Arsenal have begun talks with Deportivo La Coruna over a potential return for Lucas Perez, according to reports in Spain.
The 28-year-old only left the Liga club last summer for the Gunners but has struggled for game time making just two Premier League starts all season.
While Perez is believed to be happy in north London, he is frustrated by the lack of game time and is willing to move on in an attempt to see more first-team action.
Former club Deportivo are reportedly willing to take him on a season-long loan with Arsenal believed to be open to the idea of a temporary move.
Despite being reduced to a bit-part role at Arsenal, Perez has still managed seven goals in all competitions for the club and is popular among supporters.
He is thought to be hoping to be part of Spain’s World Cup squad for next summer’s tournament but knows he will need to be playing regularly if he is to force his way into Julen Lopetegui’s thinking.
Perez has also been linked with a move to West Ham in recent weeks, although Arsenal will surely prefer to see him move abroad than to a Premier League rival.
While his departure would be a blow, his frustration is understandable, with his last appearance coming back in March in the 5-0 FA Cup win over Lincoln.
With Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck in the squad, competition for places up front is fierce and Arsenal are also expected to spend this summer with potentially a top forward coming in.