If there is one thing that nearly all Arsenal fans agree on, it is that we haven’t managed to bring in a worthy successor to the Spanish magician Santi Cazorla, who may well have kicked his last ball for the Arsenal after missing most of the last two seasons.
Now it is being reported by Sky News (so it must be true!) that Barcelona have offered the 24 year-old Brazilian Rafinha to the Gunners for a knock down price of just €30million euros after having joined the Catalan giants when he was just a 13 year-old nipper. Admittedly he did spend a year on loan at Celta Vigo, and has spent a lot of time in the treatment room, but he has managed to make 48 appearances for the Spanish giants, not to mention 84 games for the B team
Considering that he was the backup for Neymar it is no surprise that he didn’t get many games, only playing 16 times in the last campaign. Surely he has too good a player to sit on the bench, and he now wants to look for more regular first team football – and I see no reason why he couldn’t get it at Arsenal.
That just seem very cheap for a player of his calibre, and I only hope that Barcelona are only offering him in the hope that Wenger will open up to talking about Hector Bellerin….