And Emery could look to convince Moreno down to London with Nacho Monreal, his No 1 left-back, turning 33 in February and Sead Kolasinac unfavoured.
Kolasinac has made just one appearance this season but was heavily criticised by Arsenal legend Martin Keown, who declared: “He’s a player who wants to go forward but he doesn’t want to defend. He really was a weakness for Arsenal.”
Midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles has even been used as back-up in an unfamiliar position over the Bosnian, himself a free signing from Schalke in 2017.
As such, Emery could bring in Moreno to compete with Monreal – allowing transfer funds to be concentrated on other areas of the squad as a result.