Date: 11th July 2018 at 5:00am
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Arsenal have already secured deals for three new signings in the summer transfer window and are poised for the arrivals of another two in the form of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.

However, it seems another signing is also on the cards, although he will arrive as one for the future, as Barcelona starlet Joel Lopez has posted a goodbye message ahead of his proposed switch to the Emirates Stadium.

Posted on Instragram, the 16-year-old’s translated message reads:

“The day has come to say goodbye to what has been my house these last 7 years. Thanks to FCBarcelona, it will be the club that I always carry in my heart for wonderful moments that I have lived with my Companions, Fisios, Coaches, Delegates, Executives.

“Magnificent people who have made me feel welcome from the first day. It was a difficult decision but after contemplating it with my family I made the decision to go and start a new stage as a footballer with great enthusiasm.

“Thanks to all of you who have been there forever.”

While his post does not specifically mention Arsenal, widespread reports indicate Arsenal is his destination.