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Arsenal: Wenger closes in on new signing

Arsenal: Wenger closes in on new signing

by Mark Brus

16th January 2014 6:30am GMT


Arsenal are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Barcelona forward Cristian Tello, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.

The Gunners have been keen to bring in new attacking players this January due to an injury to Theo Walcott and a lack of backup to main striker Olivier Giroud.

Several players have been linked with moves to the Emirates Stadium, but it now looks likely that Arsenal will opt to sign Tello from Barcelona, who are willing to let the 22-year-old leave the club.

The versatile attacker has not managed to nail down a regular first-team place in recent seasons, and has been linked with Premier League sides Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in the past as well.

However, Arsenal's injury situation looks to have persuaded Arsene Wenger to act fast to bring in the Spaniard, with a fee between the two clubs still to be finalised.

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