Barcelona plot Arsenal raid for key star with 10 goal contributions this season

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Spanish giants Barcelona are looking to improve their attacking options at the end of the season.

A report from Mundo Deportivo claims that they have a number of players on their radar and Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli is also a target for them.

The Brazilian forward has done quite well for Arsenal and he could prove to be a quality long-term acquisition for the Spanish giants.

The 22-year-old has a contract with Arsenal until the summer of 2027 and Barcelona might find it difficult to convince the Gunners to sell him.

Martinelli has seven goals and three assists to his name across all competitions. He is versatile enough to operate anywhere across the front three, although he is naturally suited to the left wing role.

Barcelona are in need of a quality wide forward and there is no doubt that the South American would be a solid long-term addition for them. He is an excellent dribbler who will add creativity, goals and unpredictability to the side.

Gabriel Martinelli in action for Arsenal

However, the 22-year-old is unlikely to be available for a reasonable price. He is a key player for Arsenal and they will not want to weaken in their attack. Given their financial situation right now, Barcelona might not be able to pay a premium for the Arsenal attacker and therefore a move this summer seems highly unlikely.

Arsenal are looking to put together a formidable squad capable of winning major trophies and they will not want to sell an important starter.

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