Arsenal are reportedly set to lose young defender Zech Medley to Belgian side side K.V. Oostende after Mikel Arteta failed to persuade him to stay at the Emirates.

Central-defender Medley has two senior appearances to his name, having come on off the bench in the Europa League back in 2018.

More recently, Medley spent time on loan at League One club Gillingham, before moving north of the border to Scotland with Kilmarnock, where he spent the second half of the season.

The 20-year-old is set to be on the move again this summer - but permanently, not on loan, this time.

Zech Medley is set to leave Arsenal this summer
Zech Medley is set to leave Arsenal this summer

According to Football.London, Belgian side K.V. Oostende have agreed a deal to sign Medley, who is out of contract this summer.

The ex-England youth international is said to be keen for a new challenge after failing to break through at Arsenal, despite Arteta's best attempts to persuade him to stay.

Arsenal have a number of young defensive options at the club already, including Daniel Ballard, Harry Clarke, Mark McGuinness and January arrival Omar Rekik, making life even more difficult for Medley to make an impression.

Ben White is also expected to join in a big-money move from Brighton, while William Saliba returns from his loan spell at Nice.

Medley joined Arsenal back in 2016 from Chelsea, and became a key member of the U23's side, but never quite managed make that next step up.

Another potential departure at Arsenal is Lucas Torreira, who is reportedly being lined up by new Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Sarri is keen to make him one of his first signings at the Stadio Olimpico as he looks to bolster his midfield options.

And that could be music to the ears of Arsenal and Arteta, who have identified Lazio's Joaquin Correa as a transfer target this summer.

The Gunners view Correa, 26, as a viable alternative to Martin Odegaard, who is set to stay at Real Madrid following his brief loan spell in London.

Lucas Torreira is another potential departure at Arsenal this summer

Correa made 38 appearances for Lazio last season, scoring 11 goals in the process.

It has been reported that Arsenal have already seen a bid worth around £17m rejected for the Argentine, while La Repubblica claim that Lazio will not accept any offers lower than £25m this summer.