Arsenal gossip: Barcelona star wanted, but Benzema deal less likely

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Arsene Wenger has put Barcelona’s holding midfielder Sergio Busquets at the very top of his transfer target wishlist, according to the Metro. The Spaniard has only just signed a new contract that could see him stay at the Nou Camp until 2019. Arsenal’s move for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema seems much less likely, after the Daily Express reported that the striker took part in an event for the La Liga side in Shanghai. The Frenchman previously posted a cryptic message that…

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Man United target confirms he’s joined Arsenal from Ajax

Teenage Ajax star Donyell Malen has confirmed that he has joined Arsenal by posting a picture of himself signing for the club on his Instagram page, the Metro reports, Both Manchester United and Barcelona had been interested in snapping up the 16-year-old, but the Metro had initially revealed that The Gunners had signed Malen on Sunday. And he has now confirmed the move with a picture on his own personal social media account that sees him signing a contract alongside agent Mino Raiola and Arsenal transfer chief Dick Law. However,…

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Arsenal beat Barcelona to signing of 16-year-old wonderkid striker

Arsenal have reportedly won the race to sign Ajax wonderkid Donyell Malen, according to the Metro. The Gunners have been looking at the 16-year-old since earlier in the year, and have now decided to offer him a scholarship deal at the Emirates, the Metro report. The Metro suggest that the striker, who is represented by Mino Raiola – who is also the agent of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Mario Balotelli among others – was also being watched by Barcelona. But, it was the Premier League side that won the…

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