Emirates boss keen to land Nou Camp teenager as Summer transfer battles commence.
Arsenal will start the summer transfer showdown with Barcelona by attempting to lure defender Xavi Quintilla from the Nou Camp.
The 15-year-old has been watched several times by Gunners scouts and Barcelona, aware of the interest, are trying to tie him to a new contract.
Arsenal have already secured Jon Miquel Toral Harper, 16, from the Catalonia club which caused outrage from president Sandro Rossell.
He was angry that Arsenal were stealing all their top talent on the cheap as they did with Cesc Fabregas and Fran Merida.
Arsenal insist they have done nothing wrong and point to the fact the La Liga club took Lionel Messi to Spain at a very early age.
The signing of Quintilla is set to spark a summer of transfer speculation between the club, and with relations already strained, it could get ugly.
Barcelona are set to renew their efforts to bring Fabregas back to his hometown club.
The 23-year-old was keen to move last summer but the Barcelona board would not meet Arsenal’s £50million valuation.