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Arsenal set to reignite interest in out-of-favour Barcelona star this summer

Arsenal set to reignite interest in out-of-favour Barcelona star this summer

Arsenal eyeing a move for a Barcelona star.

Arsenal are set to reignite their interest in an out-of-favour Barcelona defender this summer according to a recent report.

The Gunners maintained their eight-point gap on Manchester City at the top of the table with a 4-1 win over Leeds United on Saturday and are getting closer to securing the Premier League title.

Despite not wanting to lose focus, manager Mikel Arteta still seems keen to get a head start on his summer transfer plans and is targeting defensive reinforcements.

If Arsenal want to sustain their success and challenge for seasons to come then they need more strength in depth.

The North London side are interested in making another move for Barcelona defender Eric Garcia according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, as reported by ESPN.

Arteta previously approached the former City centre-back in January but he dismissed the move.

Developments at Barcelona could change things and Arsenal are confident of persuading him to move to the Emirates this summer.

Barcelona reach agreement for new defender

Not only are the Catalan giants in a lot of financial trouble, but they have just reached a verbal agreement to sign Athletic Bilbao centre-back Inigo Martinez.

This will mean Garcia has even more competition for a place in the squad and it's difficult to see how he features more regularly than the 11 starts he's had this season.

The 22-year-old will not want his development to stall and a return to the Premier League would be a good move to help get his career back on track.

After coming through the academy at City, he made 35 first-team appearances for the Manchester club before choosing to leave and move to the Nou Camp on a free transfer in 2021.

Given Barcelona didn't pay a transfer fee for him, selling him to Arsenal would help them to reduce their debt massively.

It seems like a move that makes sense for all parties involved.

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Topics: Arsenal, Mikel Arteta, Eric Garcia, Barcelona, Premier League, Transfers