Arsenal are set to lose top English prospect Marcus McGuane to Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.
The Gunners talent snubbed Rangers recently with the Blaugrana proving too enticing to resist.
El Confidencial journalist Kike Marin has revealed that McGuane is close to joining the La Liga leaders’ B team.
Arsene Wenger will hope to persuade the midfielder that his future should still be at the Emirates, though the Blaugrana will now be tough to beat out.
Arsene Wenger could be forced to let Olivier Giroud join Chelsea in order to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsene Wenger could be forced to let Olivier Giroud join Chelsea to make the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang deal happen.
Arsenal have agreed a £58m record deal with Borussia Dortmund to sign Aubameyang but the German club are adamant they will not let him go unless they get a replacement.
Chelsea are leading a THREE way chase for Giroud – alongside Sevilla and Dortmund – but Arsenal have been reluctant to do business with a top four rival.
However, Arsenal are stuck in a transfer merry-go-round as they look to get Aubameyang over the line with the Dortmund striker having already agreed personal terms on a £180,000-a-week contract at the Emirates.
Petr Cech warns Arsenal teammates they risk missing out on Champions League again without improvement
Petr Cech was warned his Arsenal team-mates they must improve or risk missing out again on the Champions League.
The Gunners keeper admitted that the team have not been good enough at times to regain their place in the top four as they languish in sixth place.
Arsenal spent 20 years in the Champions League but are now in danger of missing out for a second year running unless they turn their season around.
Cech said: “We are a club that belongs in the Champions League, you don’t want to spend years outside of the Champions League spots.