Arsenal want new players in January once the transfer reopens, and it appears Arsene Wenger is lining up a bid.
Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez continue to be heavily linked with a move away from North London, with Manchester City reportedly set to sign the Chilean ace in the summer.
While Ozil is subject to an enormous amount of interest from former boss Jose Mourinho who wants him at Old Trafford.
But there could be some good news on the transfer front for the Arsenal faithfuls.
Are Ozil and Sanchez’s days at Arsenal numbered? Images: PA
Per reports from Spanish outlet Marca via Daily Star, Arsenal are keen on signing Jose Arnaiz. The 22-year-old winger is attracting interest from Wenger who is considering triggering his release clause.
Arnaiz has a £17.8 million buy-out clause, with Wenger plotting a bid in January.
Arnaiz in action for Barcelona. Images: PA
The Spanish winger graduated from Vallodolid’s youth academy in 2014 before breaking into the first team in 2015 after a stint with the clubs ‘B’ team. He impressed and Barcelona came calling.
In the summer, the Catalans snapped him up and placed him in their ‘B’ set-up.
Arnaiz eventually made his first team debut in October 2017, starting a cup tie, and scoring, against Real Murcia in the Copa del Rey.
Arnaiz (right) during his Valladolid days. Image: PA
He’s reportedly happy at the Camp Nou. Though the offering of first team football could sway him to make the switch, while following in the footsteps of Cesc Fabregas.
Arnaiz to Arsenal? Watch this space.