Arsenal dealt transfer blow as target prefers a move to Barcelona

Arsenal has been dealt a blow in their bid to land Eric Garcia from Manchester City as the defender sets his mind on a return to Barcelona.

The Gunners had been looking to hijack the Catalans’ move for him this month as he continues to play without signing a new City deal.

The Citizens are still confident of keeping him, but his lack of commitment shows that he sees his future away from the club.

With new reports surfacing that Arsenal could get him in because of his relationship with Mikel Arteta, Fabrizio Romano has delivered an update on his future.

The transfer market expert says that Garcia has no interest in joining Arsenal or PSG, who also want him.

He has a verbal agreement with Ronald Koeman’s side to join them as a free agent at the end of this season. That will not change.

Arteta has had some luck in the transfer market recently, and landing Garcia would have been a major coup for him. He will now look to other targets to upgrade his defence at the end of the campaign.

The likes of David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi will probably not be at the club after this season, so fans can expect to see one or two new defenders in the summer.

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7 Comments

  1. Unge says:

    I bet Luiz will be given another year,might be under different pay but he will get another extension

  2. MM says:

    Garcia only wants to leave City because his home town club want him back. No other clubs are involved. Never have been.

  3. Stephen Ochoga says:

    It’ s good for Arsenal and Arteta to have new defender inclusive of David Luis and Mustafi.

  4. Stephen Ochoga says:

    Let Garcia leave City and go back to his home club and Arsenal get him from his club FC Barca.

  5. Durand says:

    No big loss quite frankly, we have a better youngster on loan; Saliba. Our guy is taller, stronger, faster, better in aerials, and the better prospect.

    Over to Arteta to give him opportunities when he returns. We’ve already spent the money, Arteta’s job in part is to develop youngsters.

  6. RSH says:

    This was never even on. Our CB’s next season should be Holding/Mari/Luiz/Gabriel/Saliba. Sell Chambers, dont renew Mustafi. If we dont give Luiz another extention I can live with that but still think he’s a good player to have in the squad. We’ve got to turn the Saliba situation around though and don’t need to be buying another CB.

    1. Danlaw says:

      You are very correct son

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