As reports suggest that we’ve made an offer for another Barcelona starlet in Oriol Busquets (via the Metro), one cannot avoid the clear fact that Arsene Wenger has a habit of poaching players from Catalunya.
While we’ve sold a number of players to the Spanish giants, we have seen a number of La Masia academy products make their way to north London.
Whether or not Busquets adds to the list remains to be seen, but we’ve listed the fortunes of the recent arrivals from Barcelona.
Arsenal transfer news
5) Julio Pleguezuelo
- Arsenal told ‘no less than £50m’ for top defensive transfer target
- Arsenal keen to sign 16th best ranked Premier League stopper
- Arsenal keeping tabs on €40m Italy star after ‘outstanding’ season
The versatile defender joined us from Barcelona in 2013 and has since recently signed professional terms with us following some impressive displays in the development squads.
Pleguezuelo, 18, was likened to Carles Puyol upon his arrival (via the Metro) but is still waiting for his chance in the first team.