The Gunners look to be closing in on the signing of Lille defender Gabriel, and a report from the Daily Mail now claims they’re set to battle Barcelona for free agent Malang Sarr.
The talented 21-year-old is available on a free after leaving Ligue 1 side Nice at the end of last season, and it could be that his next destination will be the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is said to be a big fan of the talented youngster, though Barcelona are also in need of a rebuild at the back and have him in their sights too.
Arsenal urgently need young upgrades on ageing flops such as David Luiz, Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos after a disappointing season that saw them finish 8th in the Premier League table – their lowest final position in 25 years.
Gabriel is on his way and could be a superb addition, but Sarr looks another big talent who could help Arteta build for the future.
Barca will no doubt also be a tempting destination for the France Under-21 international, but Gooners will hope Arteta can once again work his magic and get this deal done.