It is claimed that Barcelona are interested in signing either Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexander Lacazette, or even both.
However, that is dependent on them shifting Danish international striker Martin Braithwaite first.
They are trying to fill the hole left by the departure of Lionel Messi, but a complication is that the state of their finances means they are not in a position to offer any money for the Gunners strikers.
Instead, they are looking at a player swap deal, with Philippe Coutinho among the names that have mentioned as potential candidates.
The attacking duo were both ruled out of the Gunners’ opening day defeat to Brentford with illness, and the latest news indicates they may not be available for this Sunday’s game with Chelsea either.
Lacazette is in the fianl year of his contract at the Emirates, but Aubameyang has two years left in his current deal, and is the biggest earner at the club.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.