The net for a winger is sure being cast wide with another wide man added to the growing Arsenal shopping list.
According to reports today Arsenal is battling it out with our bitter North London rivals Tottenham for the signature of Barcelona winger Malcolm.
Apparently, Barcelona are set to offer the 22-year-old to both clubs at a discount, though what the fee is, has not been mentioned.
It should be noted that the young Brazilian would actually prefer a move to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund but Barca believe they will get more money from an English team, Seems they are the only people in the world that have no idea how small Arsenal’s transfer budget is.
To be honest, this whole rumour is a bit complicated, it seems that Malcolm will be sold in the event that the Spanish Champions take Neymar back to the Nou Camp.
They will need to raise funds because the Brazilian superstar will cost them a huge amount of money but there is also the rules on non-EU players and yes, you guessed it, buying Neymar means they would have to offload his compatriot to comply with those rules.
The best part though is that the report claims that Malcolm would be a great player to bring off the subs bench for both Arsenal and Tottenham.
Malcolm is no bench warmer, he cost Barcelona a whopping £37 Million last year and would certainly fit right in at the Emirates.
If he is being offered at a discount then it would make sense for Arsenal to be interested, he is a classy individual and better than some of the wingers we have been linked with.
I am not even sure it would depend on Neymar being acquired, Barcelona will be spending big on someone this summer that is almost certain and so they will definitely need to raise funds and Malcolm is not what you would regard as a first team regular having played just 24 times last season.
I actually believe this one is worth keeping an eye on.