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Arsenal monitor Barco

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Arsenal are monitoring the progress of Atlanta United midfielder Ezequiel Barco, according to Calciomercato.

The Italian outlet claim on their website that the Gunners have been joined by Manchester United, Inter Milan and Roma in the hunt to sign the Argentinian international.

Calciomercato report that the American side currently value the 20-year-old attacking midfield player at £19.1million, but that price could soon rise based on his form in the MLS.

It is suggested that no offers have been made yet for Barco, who made the move to Atlanta back in 2018 from Argentinian side Independiente.

Do Arsenal really need Barco?

Here we go again, what is it with Arsenal and their scouting team targeting attacking players?

It couldn’t be clearer this season that the Gunners are screaming out for defensive reinforcements, but here we are again with them monitoring the progress of an attacking midfielder.

Unai Emery couldn’t find the right blend in his side, and the last-minute decision to sign David Luiz simply didn’t solve their defence, but actually made it even worst.

The Gunners already have plenty of goals in their side, with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang two of the best strikers in the Premier League, so why would Barco be needed?

Barco isn’t even massively impressing for Atlanta since he moved there and has only been involved in seven goals from his 18 appearances this season – not exactly ground-breaking numbers that scream come and get me.

Arsenal need to start facing up to the main problems at the Emirates Stadium, and should they not do that quickly they will be left behind in the race for the top four in the Premier League.

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