Denis Suarez move to Arsenal has been described as imminent in the Spanish media, with claims that he set to switch the Camp Nou for the Emirates, according to reports.
The Gunners have made the signing of a winger their priority this window and Suarez has featured prominently on their wish list.
Danny Welbeck is in the final year of his contract with Arsenal. The club is yet to begin talks regarding any contract extension for the English star, which means he is likely going to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Meanwhile Henrik Mkhitaryan is out injured while Unai Emery wants Mesut Ozil out of his squad. Arsenal are desperately looking to add a player this winter and Suarez is the player wanted by Emery.
Spanish newspaper Sport claim the player’s move to Arsenal is very close, with an agreement already in place for the transfer.
The report claim the deal is expected to completed this week.
Should the deal go through, he will join Arsenal on a loan deal and they will have an option of signing him for €20m in the summer.
He was dropped from the Barcelona squad that played Laganes on Sunday, which has been inferred to as a move to Arsenal being in the offing for the Spanish playmaker.