His pressing is something Arsenal haven’t seen so far this season, and his return could lead to Aubameyang playing in a more central role.
But if Brandt arrives, the club captain could have to compete for a place in the attack with Lacazette.
With games coming thick and fast, Arteta could use the competition for places to rotate his side and keep everyone fresh.
Arsenal predicted line-up if Julian Brandt is signed:
Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Magalhaes, Tierney; Xhaka, Ceballos; Saka, Brandt, Martinelli; Lacazette