Arsenal are in the hunt for additions this summer to rejuvenate their ranks and Mikel Arteta could look to land transfers from one of his former clubs.
The ex-Barcelona midfielder could help the Gunners to raid the Catalan side at the end of the season, with sales from the Nou Camp expected amid their huge financial predicament.
With the plans for a Super League falling apart, Barcelona could potentially offload a number of players this summer to help balance their books.
Arsenal could raid the La Liga giants for a number of players and we have identified some potential options for Arteta’s side.
A player who is seemingly linked with a move to Arsenal every year, Ousmane Dembele has seen a rise in opportunities with Barcelona this season but the 23-year-old has never quite lived up to expectations at the Nou Camp.
Out of contract next year, it seems unlikely Barcelona will negotiate an extension and are therefore likely to sell this summer in order to receive a fee for his services rather than lose him for nothing next year.
Another player who has been linked with Arsenal previously, Barcelona are reportedly prepared to offload the France international this summer – which has seen links to the Gunners, Chelsea and Manchester United emerge.
With David Luiz due to depart the Emirates Stadium, there is a spot for an experienced defender to come into the side and Umtiti may tick the boxes that Arteta is looking for.
The former Liverpool man has seen his stock drop significantly since moving to Barcelona and, following a loan spell with Bayern Munich, returned to the Catalan capital and has seen some opportunities this season – but the writing has been on the wall for a while.
Arsenal reportedly see Coutinho as an alternative to Martin Odegaard and have been linked with a move for his services in the past – and the Gunners also have close ties with his agent, Kia Joorabchian.
Part owned by Real Betis and Barcelona, it has always been presumed that the Brazilian would move to Catalonia from Seville but the financial difficulties for the club may have halted that switch.
Arsenal are set to be in the hunt for a new right-back this summer, with Hector Bellerin poised to leave the Emirates Stadium, and Emerson has been touted as the ideal candidate.
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Barcelona are reportedly looking to send Riqui Puig on loan next season and Arsenal have a recent history of loans with Spanish giants, having landed Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard as recent acquisitions.
Arsenal were touted for a move in the January transfer window, on loan with an option to buy, and could be successful with a fresh attempt to land the 21-year-old.