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ARSENAL could sign Barcelona star Andre Gomes this week, reports from Spain have claimed.
Arsenal want Barcelona star Gomes to sign on the dotted line, with Unai Emery undettered by his nightmare Nou Camp spell.
The Portugal international has struggled for form and consistency during his two years at Barca and, as a result, a parting of the ways is now on the cards.
Arsenal have already had a busy summer, acting with speed and urgency to conclude deals for Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.
And Catalan newspaper Sport say Barcelona want Gomes off the books as early as this week.
Emery is open to more Arsenal arrivals, recently saying: “We signed the players who we needed and only if one player is a big opportunity for us will we sign them.
“At the moment, I think the squad is complete.
“We will only sign another player if there is an opportunity to bring in that one player, or two players.”
And Sport claim Barcelona want Arsenal to take Gomes off their hands.
It is claimed the Gunners do not want to go as high as £18million for the player.
Instead, Arsenal want a cheaper deal and Barcelona, such is their desperation to offload Gomes, may be forced to oblige.
The two clubs are supposedly in talks about a transfer and developments over the next few days could be key.
Gomes admitted earlier this year he was unhappy at Barcelona in an emotional interview that was well-received by people campaigning for a greater emphasis on mental health.