The Mail claims Ajax value the 22-year-old at £40m. Kudus can play in midfield and out wide and would continue Arteta’s clear plan of bringing in versatile players upon the club’s return to Champions League football.

There are five players other than Cedric that Arsenal are willing to sell. Fellow defenders Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney and Nuno Tavares could all also be on their way.

Nicolas Pepe, who spent last season out on loan, is also expected to leave. Albert Sambi Lokonga is attracting interest after his six-month stint at Crystal Palace.

Holding and Tierney are the only two players from the six up for sale who are a part of Arsenal’s squad in the USA. Pepe, Tavares, Sambi Lokonga and Cedric have all been left at home.