Confirmed: Arsenal beat Tottenham to sign Malcom

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ARSENAL and Tottenham might be tempted to swoop for Barcelona ace Malcom

The duo were both keen to sign the talented winger in the summer.

However, Barca snared his signature and handed over £36m to Bordeaux.

Malcom has been a peripheral figure at the Nou Camp this season though.

He’s managed a meagre 25 minutes of football since swapping France for Catalonia.

Mundo Deportivo say Malcom is keen to pack his bags if things don’t improve.

It’s suggested the 21-year-old held crunch talks about his lack of competitive action with manager Ernesto Valverde.

But the former Athletic Bilbao only had limited sympathy and told him to work harder.

The Mirror reckon Arsenal and Spurs could reignite their interest if Valverde green lights his departure.

Despite the speculation, Malcom has dismissed claims he is seeking a move.

He’s hit back and insisted he will ‘continue fighting’ to succeed in La Liga.

“About news that came out here in Spain, I want to clarify this: I came to Barcelona with many objectives, and those who know me know that I am a very determined person,” the 21-year-old wrote on his Instagram.

“I am very happy with the evolution in my career and I know and every day that passes my dreams and objectives are becoming a reality.

“My family is also adapted to the city.

“Anyway, I’m going to continue to fighting for everything I want in my career.”

Arsenal could have a lighter wage bill in the second half of the season if Aaron Ramsey is offloaded.

The Wales international is definitely leaving north London in the summer but could move earlier if Arsenal receive a satisfactory offer.

One player being tracked to replace him is Cagliari starlet Nicolo Barella.

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