Arsenal may be signing another Barca player it seems. According to reports, Arsenal have been alerted to the likely availability of Barcelona’ Cristian Tello as the player has said he will consider leaving the Catalonia club in search of regular first team action.
Arsenal have been heavily linked to the player ever since he bursted into the Barcelona first team. He has reportedly been watched extensively by Arsenal scouts while he was on loan to Schalke 04. Tello was thought to be considered by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as the replacement for Andry Arshavin who was allowed to leave on a free transfer in the summer after his contract expired.
Talking to sport Website ( SPORT is a Spanish sports site ) Tello said :
“Right now I am very happy, but next year we’ll see.
“Every year I’ve felt more integrated into the team, more mature, but then every year you want to play as much and when the season ends we’ll see what suits me best.
“[I want to be] playing as much as possible but I know who I have in front of me. But hey I’m ready to play it all if needed.
“I know that I can perform at the top, but that’s the coach’s decision. He has to choose between all of his options.”
Considering Arsenal currently lack natural winger, signing Tello can only be a good thing for Arsenal. His versatility will also be a great plus to us when our injury romance with injuries occur as it usually does.