Arsene Wenger resigned to Mesut Ozil sale

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Arsenal are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona midfielder Rafinha.

Rafinha, 24, is yet to make an appearance for Barcelona this season due to being sidelined with a knee ligament injury.

The Brazil international is expected to return to full fitness in December, but is unlikely to feature in Ernesto Valverde’s plans.

He has been heavily linked with moves away from the Nou Camp in recent seasons, but has opted to stay in a bid to become a first-team regular.

His father Mazinho – who also serves as his agent – insisted in May that he has no interest in leaving the club.

But since Valverde has taken charge, he appears to have changed his mind.

Spanish outlet SuperDeporte claim the player is now seeking a way out of Barcelona in January.

It is said he wants to leave in order to boost his chances of making Brazil’s 2018 World Cup squad in Russia.

And Arsenal are apparently keen on securing his signature as they bid to find a long-term replacement for Mesut Ozil.

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