Wenger may move for Spanish playmaker after Blues increase their attacking options with Willian addition
Arsenal could offer Juan Mata a surprise escape route from Chelsea reports The Sunday People.
Sunday People Sport can reveal the Blues have told new signing Willian he will make up a first-choice attacking midfield trio with Eden Hazard and Oscar.
And that leaves Spanish international Mata as a bit-part player.
Arsenal want to prove their ambition – and with Champions League football virtually guaranteed the board feel they are now in a better negotiating position.
Arsene Wenger was in pole position to sign Mata from Valencia in 2011 until Chelsea nabbed him with a £23.5m package.