Arsenal join PL rivals in bid to land Barcelona midfielder

Arsenal are claimed to have joined both Chelsea and Tottenham in the race to sign Miralem Pjanic from Barcelona.

The midfielder only moved to the Nou Camp 12 months ago, but manager Ronald Koeman has not favoured Pjanic in a first-team capacity despite Barca paying a large fee for his signature.

The Bosnian was a regular for the Old Lady, before being used in somewhat of a swap deal including Arthur, who has since gone on to become a useful squad member in Turin.

After very few starts this term, Pjanic is now claimed to be keen to quit the club this summer, and with the Catalan club eager to trim their wage budget, an exit shouldn’t be too difficult to achieve.

Chelsea and Spurs had already been credited with an interest, but Sport(via SportWitness) now claims that Arsenal have entered the race for his signature also, but only if there is no fee to pay to Barcelona.

The report claims that he will be allowed to leave on loan this summer in order to reduce their outgoings, but should Pjanic receive a lot of interest, you can imagine that Koeman’s side would look to milk anything they could get out of the deal.

Would Pjanic bring some much-needed experience to our first-team squad?

Patrick

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7 Comments

  1. Accurate says:

    Barcelona often do useless deal than many teams in recent time……Why could someone with his right sense do the swap deal of 60m on 31yrs that has no sales value and give 24/25yrs…….
    Well it window time but am very sure Arsenal won’t sign him unless Arteta convince me of who he is been calling by some fans

    1. Gunners4life says:

      Bartomeu is a true troll. Before he left, he manage to pull one last trick for barca by swapping pjanic and arthur..

  2. Grandad says:

    Arsenal FC ,an established home for the elderly and the infirmed.Yet more rubbish.

    1. Gunners4life says:

      Pjanic is not rubbish.. If we can get him for free it would be a steal.

      1. Voyageur says:

        Like Willian was a steal? Sorry, once bitten twice shy. I’d rather see Arsenal invest in younger players, even if that slows the timeline to the top.

        The only logic I could see in Pjanic is to mentor ESR but I dont know enough about his game or character to know whether that’s good fit.

      2. Grandad says:

        Did I suggest Pjanic was rubbish?I was referring to the report in the article.He was a very fine player , but in his thirty second year he is past his best and not worth the wages he would demand.

  3. Declan says:

    Don’t Pjanic Mr Mainwaring…….

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