Barcelona forward drops hints of Arsenal move

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Barcelona attacker Jose Arnaiz is reportedly pushing for a loan move to the Premier League this January amid transfer interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and Southampton, as per Diario Gol.

The 22-year-old has been restricted to playing in Barca’s B team this campaign, and the report from Diario Gol claims he is eager for first team action.

Arnaiz is prepared to go out on loan if it would mean more game time, and that could be good news for Arsenal, who are mentioned as being among his suitors.

It makes sense that Arsene Wenger could be trying to sign a player of his type, with star forward Alexis Sanchez currently heading towards being a free agent at the end of the season.

The Chilean would need replacing at the Emirates Stadium and Arnaiz looks a reliable fit.

Still, a short-term move wouldn’t exactly be ideal for the Gunners’ current needs, so it remains a mystery how that particular deal would pan out at this point in time.

Spurs and Southampton could be good destinations for Arnaiz on a temporary basis if he does want a chance to play more often and prove his quality to Barcelona ahead of returning to the Nou Camp to challenge for a place in their attack.