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Barbosa transfer GOOD for Arsenal apart from one BIG problem – Olympics

If you believe the latest Arsenal transfer rumours, which is always a risky business by the way, then it looks like Arsene Wenger is making a determined effort to sign the young Brazil international striker Gabriel Barbosa from Santos. But even if we do sign the 19-year old I still feel that Arsenal will be looking to complete the transfer of another forward before the new Premier League season begins.

Arsenal’s Iwobi and Chelsea’s Mikel named in provisional Olympic squad

Nigeria have named a provisional 35-man squad for the Olympics this summer, and have included the likes of Alex Iwobi, Jon Obi Mikel and Kelechi Iheanacho.

The competition is set to run between August 4 and August 20, meaning any Premier League players inclusion would mean they miss much of pre-season in preparation for the tournament, as well as the opening weeks of the campaign should his side reach the latter stages.

Arsenal set to lose breakthrough star for next season’s opener

Alex Iwobi has just confirmed his intention to represent Nigeria in the upcoming Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.

The winger has rapidly rose to prominence in North-London, and is now an integral part of the first-team squad.