Arsenal have got more than a few quality midfielders in the team but reports suggest that they are looking to sign a world class midfielder in the form of Barca star Ivan Rakitic.
According to Diario Gol, new signing Coutinho is expected to be deployed in the position where Rakitic plays and therefore, the Croatian international’s future is up in the air.
The Spanish source have mentioned that Arsenal have been interested in signing the versatile midfield star and they are now tempting him to agree a move to the Emirates.
Since moving from Sevilla to Barca, the 29-year-old star has proved to be one of the best midfielders in the world. He has won every major trophy with the Catalan giants and has regularly started for them this season as well.
In the current campaign, the former Schalke midfielder has so far featured in 28 games, scored 1 goal and provided 3 assists.
Rakitic can effectively play as a creative central midfielder and also as an attacking midfielder if needed. The Croatian superstar signed a new contract back in March 2017 (until 2021) that has a huge release clause of £110million (FCB).
At the moment, with Ramsey out injured, Wilshere and Xhaka are the regular starters in the Arsenal midfield. In your opinion, do the Gunners really need to strengthen their midfield?
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