Arsenal have both Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka who currently occupy the defensive midfield positions with Matteo Guendouzi also more defensive minded.
But the Gunners only have Mesut Ozil who often supplies that link between midfield and attack and Kessie could provide another option.
Arteta recently hinted as well that the club are working on some deals ahead of the January transfer deadline.
“At the moment there is nothing coming up,” he said.
“The club is working on a few things but you know how difficult this window is and I’m not expecting many things.”