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Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny is reportedly a target for La Liga champions Barcelona.
The centre-back missed out on becoming a World Cup-winner due to a cruciate knee ligament injury he suffered last season.
And to further add to his woes, new boss Unai Emery has hinted that the former France international will not be offered a new contract.
The 33-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of next season.
And according to Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, a move for Koscielny is being considered to provide cover.
The club are looking at various other players too, including Chelsea veteran David Luiz.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery needs to axe one of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil if the Gunners are to keep improving.
That’s the verdict of Tony Cascarino following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
Arsenal look like a formidable force again under Arsene Wenger’s replacement, and have lost just twice in the Premier League this season – to title chasing Manchester City and Chelsea.
But Cascarino thinks one of their flair attackers might have to pay the price if they are to continue this strong form.
“I cannot see how Emery can keep both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil in his team, given that power and tempo seem so important to the way he wants to play,” he wrote in the Times.
“Alex Iwobi has flourished under him and he deserves a starting place.”
Juventus are the new favourites to land Aaron Ramsey, according to the bookmakers.
The Welshman is set to leave Arsenal on a free at the end of the season after the club announced they would not be offering Ramsey a new contract.
Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich have been linked with a move for the midfielder.
But Juventus now head the market when it comes to Ramsey’s next club.
The Italian giants look set to land their eighth successive Serie A title this season.