Arsenal make offer for Barcelona superstar – in serious statement of intent: report

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta after The FA Community Shield match between Manchester City against Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on August 06, 2023 in London, England.
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Arsenal are looking to add a Barcelona star to their already stacked squad, in a huge message to their title rivals.

The Gunners won the Community Shield against Manchester City at the weekend on penalties, breaking their hoodoo against Pep Guardiola at long last, three years after last beating him. All three new signings – Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber – all performed admirably, too, which would have pleased manager Mikel Arteta.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.