Date: 9th August 2018 at 11:35am
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Arsenal could be active on Deadline Day but it appears the business completed by will revolve around outgoing deals.

The have been widely reported as having identified star as their ‘dream’ summer signing but the chances of securing the winner have been wiped away by the player himself.

Quizzed by fans when streaming on Twitch, the 21-year-old was asked whether he would be staying with the LaLiga champions and made the situation very clear.

“I’m staying at Barcelona, I’m ready to play the Super Cup.”

With time quickly running out before this afternoon’s 5pm deadline, the chances of Arsenal making a major signing look increasingly slim – but there could still be further departures following Perez’s move to West Ham.

The club are also looking to offload Welbeck and , though the pair could be forced to wait until the end of the European window at the end of August.