The Gunners are in the market in search of a quality option in the right full-back role and have reportedly reignited their interest in signing Real Valladolid’s Ivan Fresneda, a player whom Mikel Arteta admires, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Barcelona have been chasing the young defender for a long time now but they are unlikely to match the player’s €20 million (£17m) release clause as they can only afford to spend up to €10m (£8.5m). The Catalans’ financial issues may give the Gunners the edge in the race to sign the youngster.
Other than Fresneda, Manchester City’s Joao Cancelo is also on Arsenal’s shortlist for the full-back position, again another player whom Barcelona have also been linked with this summer. The Gunners will head to USA for pre-season this time where they will face teams including Nurnberg, Manchester United, Barcelona and Monaco.