Arsenal are reportedly hoping to bolster their goalkeeping resources during the January transfer window.

And reports suggest that Barcelona’s Brazilian stopper Neto is the latest to be pinpointed by Mikel Arteta.

The 31-year-old star was also linked for a move last year but the Gunners and the Catalan Giants were unable to seal a deal.

Barcelona were demanding a sum in excess of £18.6 million for the South American’s services but Arsenal weren’t prepared to meet his price tag.

So with Arsenal limited for options, they switched their attentions to the former Dijon and Nordsjaelland goalkeeper, Runar Alex Runarsson.

But the Iceland international’s displays haven’t been up to the level that Mikel would have hoped for.

He even admitted in a press conference that the goalkeeping problems are still yet to be resolved.

The departure of Emiliano Martinez has left the north Londoners short on senior back-up options in goal.

The Argentine star made a strong case to take the No.1 jersey off first-choice Bernd Leno when he helped his former club secure the FA Cup for a 13th time last season.

But Mikel ultimately decided to stick with the German, opening the door for the fellow English side Aston Villa to snap up Emiliano for £17m.

He is relishing his opportunities in his new team and has quickly become a fan favourite.

Martinez currently has the most clean sheets in the top-flight (8) and one of them came in a 3-0 win over Arsenal.