Which Barcelona players should Arsenal eye amidst supposed clearout?

Barcelona are believed to be eyeing a clearout after their devastating demolition at the hands of Bayern Munich this week, and Arsenal could well land one or more players that they have been targeting previously.

Sport.es claims that the Spanish giants are willing to cash-in on any of their current crop, bar four key players this summer, with the likes of Clement Lenglet, Lionel Messi, Marc Andre Stegen and Frenkie de Jong unavailable for transfer.

Germany’s Bayern put the Catalan club to the sword in the Champions League quarter final last on Saturday night, coming away with a monster 8-2 loss after 90 minutes, which is believed to have been the final straw for club bosses as they look to make major changes this summer.

Personally if I could take my pick of their remaining stars, I would jump at the chance to sign Ansu Fati, who is tipped to take over from Messi in the long-run, but am assuming that they would not be open to selling their future prospects.

Arsenal have previously linked with a host of Barca’s current first-team squad, with the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Samuel Umtiti, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Ivan Rakitic all believed to be surplus to requirements as Catalan club look to raise funds for an overhaul.

Dembele would be an amazing capture on ability, but his injury record raises huge doubts, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t consider signing him if we could agree on a fair price. That may be an issue considering the BBC reported that Barca paid a fee of up to £135.5 Million to Borussia Dortmund to land him only three summers ago.

Ivan Rakitic has very recently been linked with a switch to the Emirates, and given his age and the fact that he only has one year remaining on his contract, he could well be available for a relatively low price, and everybody knows we are in serious need of new midfielders.

Which Barcelona players would you most like to see in an Arsenal shirt going into the new season?

Patrick

12 Comments

  1. Reggie says:

    From what i understand, dembelle, courtinho etc were bought on the never never, so that means no player will be leaving for peanuts andxwe dont have the finances. Barca are doing their slimming down but in a slightly different way because they are in a financial quicksand.

  2. Grandad says:

    Apart from de Jong,nobody.

  3. Jo-Gunz says:

    Requi Puig

  4. RSH says:

    Puig, Frenkie… that’s about it, and neither are for sale. It’s a poor Barca side that has been run into the ground by the clowns above them. Nobody wants their players either since they have absurd wages and cost so much… Some of this sounding familiar actually…

  5. Francis says:

    Try to sign someone from La Masia Academy….and sell them for profit when the time comes

  6. RSH says:

    Also, so glad we never signed Umtiti. Seems to be a sicknote, and can only see him dropping down the France pecking order.

  7. Sue says:

    Well after the other night… Coutinho 😂

  8. Thomo says:

    None of em

  9. ArsenalAfroArmy says:

    Suarez
    So we can table another £40m+ £1 Offer!
    Messi
    Facial effect when Xhaka Luis or Mustafi make their inevitable mistake🤣

  10. Phil23 says:

    Dembele is the player that Auba requested as they get on amazingly and he knows what a talented player he is. I could see it possibly happening if we get good money for Lacazette. This would mean Gabriel moves centrally as well as Auba. Leaving room for Pepe, Dembele, Saka and Willian on the wings. This would also leave less pressure on Dembele being fit all the time as we would have depth in the wings. Yet he would surely make any starting XI in the world when fit and in form?

  11. Budo Bullen says:

    We have been missing goals coming from the midfield, how i wish my opinion is taken into consideration. We need philipe courtinho, please arteta go for him by all means

  12. joseph says:

    Ivan Rakatic is still in good form

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