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According to the reports, Arsenal have been offered the surprise signing of Barcelona midfielder Rafinha for a £27m fee in this summer transfer window.
The highly-rated Brazil international is currently out of his club’s pre-season squad due to injury, but may also be on his way out of the club this summer if a good enough offer comes in.
The Gunners could do with signings in midfield are in this summer, having strengthened in attack with Alexandre Lacazette and in defence with Sead Kolasinac.
Still, the north London club looked weak in the middle last season as their big-money signing Granit Xhaka failed to adapt to the Premier League after his move from Borussia Monchengladbach, while Francis Coquelin and Aaron Ramsey struggled for consistency.
The reports from Sky Sports claim that Rafinha could now be available as a surprise option for Arsenal, as Barcelona seemingly don’t see him as a key part of their plans for the new season.
The 24-year-old Rafinha only started 14 La Liga games last term, but managed to score seven goals and provided two assists in all competitions, playing in a variety of roles.