ARSENAL are plotting to make an audacious move to land unsettled Barcelona star Antoine Griezmann, according to reports.
Boss Mikel Arteta is even willing to let star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Matteo Guendouzi head to the Nou Camp to help seal the switch.
Arsenal could make a stunning move to land Griezmann
Griezmann has endured a difficult first campaign at Barca since his £107million move from Atletico Madrid last summer.
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The 29-year-old has scored eight times in the league this season, his lowest tally since he played for Real Sociedad in the 2011/12 campaign.
Griezmann was also handed just two minutes of action against Atletico in Barca’s last outing as they drew 2-2 to hamper their title hopes.
The player’s brother hit out at the club on social media while furious Barca team-mates reportedly confronted manager Quique Setien after the game.
And the player’s treatment from Setien could pave way for Arteta to make a sensational switch, according to the Express.
The Spaniard is in the market for a new striker as he prepares for life without Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.
Gabon ace Aubameyang is heading into the final year of his contract at the Emirates and has no plans to extend his stay.
His availability has already sparked interest from Barcelona who are also in for a new striker.
But Arteta could be willing to see if the club would entertain a swap deal they may also include hot-headed midfielder Guendouzi.
The Arsenal boss is willing to use the Frenchman as a makeweight to help land transfer targets on the cheap after losing patience with his performances on the pitch.
Aubameyang has been linked with a move to Barcelona
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Guendouzi has been axed from the last two matchday squads following his antics in the 2-1 defeat against Brighton.
He grabbed Neal Maupay by the neck and also reportedly bragged about his wages to a number of Brighton stars.
Arteta knows he is working on a limited budget but has plenty of work to do to transform his squad this summer.
By: Richard Forrester
Title: Arsenal could make shock move for Barcelona star Griezmann and seal transfer with Aubameyang or Guendouzi swap
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12008172/arsenal-barcelona-griezmann-transfer-aubameyang-guendouzi/
Published Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 06:04:22 +0000