Arsenal table cut-price offer for out-of-favour Barcelona international

Arsenal have launched a bid to sign Arda Turan from Barcelona this summer, with his club willing to sell for a loss (apparently).

The Turkish international joined the Catalan giants from La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid last summer, but was forbidden from being registered to play until Barcelona had their transfer ban lifted in the following January.

Turan was only signed last summer, but is already claimed to be surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp, having only managed to be selected to start in 13 games in all competitions since becoming available.

The Spanish champions are said to be willing to cut their losses, and Arsenal are believed to have made an offer to buy him in a cut-price deal.

They face competition from Borussia Dortmund and Galatasaray, with the Turkish giants believed to have submitted a bid in the region of £17.1 Million.

Turan previously said that he believed he would play for Arsenal, if he had failed to secure a move to Barcelona, and with his future seemingly away from his current club, he would most likely be happy to make that switch to the Gunners.

We allowed Tomas Rosicky, Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta to all leave at the end of their contracts this summer, and so far Granit Xhaka is the only midfielder to come in in their place.

There was previously rumours that we were trying to bring in Henrikh Mkhitaryan to bolster our attacking options, and may now have turned our attentions to the Turkinsh international instead.

Would Turan complement our midfield perfectly? Is Wenger prioritising another midfield addition over a forward or defender?

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  1. as bad as he has been for Barcelona, he’ll b excellent for us…look at his ath. madrid clips, he’s tailor made for d English game…they might b few exceptions but we all knw, dat does not fit with d way barca play(hleb, song, fabregas)…I wld b ecstatic if we sign him, cuz its more competition for d no10 role which means players bring their A-game…nw about d st position…………

  2. I don’t believe in rumors now but in case it is true then I am sure, we will not get either CF or CB. Not sure why we need another MF when we already have so many. Unless you are signing someone like Pogba.
    I hope this is just rumor and still our priority is CF, CB and may be RW

  3. Slightly related, does anyone know why Santi Cazorla has not been seen at training with the team? Is he fully recovered from his injury? It is a little strange that we haven’t seen him at training camp yet. Anyone have any information on where Santi is?

  4. Just wondering what the general opinion of Arsenal fans is. Atm names like Morata, Lukaku and Lacazette don’t truly truly excite me. In my head I’m thinking ‘yeh theyd be decent’, but truly i dont get that warm buzzing feeling i did when we were on the verge of signing Ozil and sanchez. I was wondering would you guys rather sign one of those guys, or Draxler who could be moulded into that world class player just like RVP was? Cos being totally honest that Gabriel Barbosa kid excites me more than those 3 names i mentioned before even as illogical as that sounds.

    1. Draxler, Gabriel Barbosa, Gabriel Jesus, and to some degree Lukaku and Moratta excite me, but knowing our manager we’ll be lucky if we get Benson and Hedges LOL!!!

    2. I would love Draxler, has more skill and confidence than all of our right wingers and can be turned into a top CF

  5. Yes please! We’ll slot right into our midfield 😉

    Sanchez Ozil Mkhitaryan
    Xhaka Ramsey Turan
    Gibbs Monreal Bellerin

  6. no way,the player hit his peak few seasons ago,he is no longer the player he used to be for the only way is down especially with making funny comments about arsenal””

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