The new man in charge, Unai Emery is beginning to show his power at North London.
Emery has already started to rebuild the Gunners squad, bringing in experienced defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, as well as highly rated young goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
Midfield does appear to be an area Emery wants to strengthen.
Arsenal fans will be hoping to at least see their team break back into the top four next season after the Gunners finished in sixth place and without a trophy last term.
The France global joined Sevilla from Stoke City in the summer of 2015, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £7 million, and he has since gone on to establish himself as one of Europe's best midfield destroyers.
In summary, it looks like Arsenal are closing on a player very similar to Kante and someone who could reach his heights in the future. Carlos Sanchez, Lucas Torreira, Gaston Silva, Martin Silva, Cristhian Stuani and Rodrigo Bentancur will not return with the delegation, ' the statement read.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Steven N'Zonzi has hinted Sevilla about his plans to leave this summer, thereby putting Arsenal on alert, reports suggest.
According to Sky Sports, Arsenal are in talks with Sevilla about the 29-year-old.