Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is still working hard to recruit new players before the start of the next Premier League season, but his attempts to acquire one Barcelona star have been thwarted.
Being aware ofBarcelona
’s financial situation,Arsenal
have shown an interest in penning a contract with
, as per reports from Sport, who also claim thatBorussia Dortmund
are eyeing the right-back as well.
However, having joined the Blaugrana last season, the player is not in a hurry to depart and will politely reject Arsenal’s interest.
The Gunners’ need for the 20-year-old seems clear as they have been heavily linked with a move away for
, so they have to look for a replacement elsewhere.
However, they have to wait and see if Barcelona’s current situation will turn things around or not.