Tottenham were unable to seal a deal for the Dinamo Zagreb midfielder in the summer.
Reports claim Spurs and Dinamo Zagreb failed to agree on a fee for the highly-rated 17-year-old midfielder.
The Daily Express now reports that Arsenal are ready to capitalise on their north London rivals inability to seal a deal for Halilovic.
Halilovic has also been strongly linked with the likes of CSKA Moscow and Bayern Munich.
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Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.
Newcastle United are staring down the barrel of relegation to the Championship for the second time in the past eight years.