Emirates boss risks another feud with Nou Camp club.
Arsenal are on the brink of signing Barcelona starlet Hector Bellerin this summer.
The Daily Mirror reports the 16-year-old is the subject of interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Aston Villa but the Gunners are his preferred choice.
The striker has been at the Nou Camp for eight years but rejected a contract meaning he can leave the club for as little as £400,000.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has a history of signing Barcelona youth products including Cesc Fabregas, Fran Merida and most recently Jon Toral.
Catalan officials are unhappy about how easy it is for Wenger to take the teenagers but the Frenchman insists he is doing nothing wrong.
Bellerin has been lured to Arsenal after watching Fabregas’ progression and Barcelona have now frozen the player out at the Nou Camp after indicating he will leave this summer.