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Report: Arsenal want to beat Barcelona to Eric Garcia signing

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Report: Arsenal want to beat Barcelona to Eric Garcia signing

According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Arsenal are in the mix to try and sign Manchester City defender, Eric Garcia.

The Gunners have watched Garcia a lot in recent times. They have previously registered an interest in the City man but there has been an acceptance in football that Garcia would join Barcelona this summer.

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However, financial problems at the Catalan club may have opened the door for the Gunners. Barcelona are struggling with momentous amounts of debt and may well struggle to piece together a deal for Garcia

Mundo Deportivo claims this has put both Mikel Arteta and Mauricio Pochettino on high alert. Arsenal are in the market for a new defender, having allowed Sokratis to leave and Shkodran Mustafi’s future looking bleak.

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Garcia hasn’t signed a new deal with City and is well down the pecking order. Indeed Pep Guardiola has even picked midfielder, Fernandinho, ahead of him at times.


TBR View: Garcia would fit the mold of what Arteta is building at Arsenal

Garcia is a young player with room for improvement but would very much suit the style at Arsenal. Mikel Arteta wants his defenders to play out from the back and coming from Spain and being developed at City, Garcia can do that.

On a free, too, it would represent a superb capture for the Gunners if they can pull it off.

Of course, PSG have the financial muscle to do a deal, so that is a worry. But Arsenal can offer Garcia football and a development strategy under a coach the player already knows very well.

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