Exclusive - Arsenal are considering a move for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz, amid renewed interest from Manchester City.

Luiz left City to join the Villans in a deal worth around £15m at the start of the season, and his stand-out performances have led to talk of a swift return to the Etihad Stadium - especially given that they were reluctant to let him go in the first place.

The Citizens wanted Luiz to remain at the club in the summer of 2019, but his failure to secure a work permit meant they opted to sell him to Villa. As previously reported by 90min however, the former Premier League champions were able to insert a buy-back clause in the deal, and they are becoming more intent on activating it with each passing week. 

City are not the only interested party, however. Sources have told 90minthat the Gunners have established him as a target, with coach Mikel Arteta remaining a long-standing admirer of the defensive midfielder from his own time in Manchester.