Frenchman continues to build for future and has allegedly completed deals bringing two of the Spanish club's teenagers to England, following in the path of Cesc Fabregas and others
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has moved to sign two players from the Barcelona youth academy as he continues to rebuild his side after another season without silverware, according to skysports.com.
The season just past is the Gunners’ fifth without a trophy to celebrate, and the Frenchman has brought in Jon Toral and Hector Bellerin as he looks strengthen his squad for the future.
The pair, both 16, were offered professional contracts at Camp Nou but decided a move to north London was the best option.
Toral’s transfer was arranged earlier in the season and the addition of Bellerin adds to the list of former La Masia – the residence of Barcelona’s youth teams - students who moved to the Emirates.
Francisco Merida, Ignasi Miquel and current Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas all left Catalunya to join Wenger’s side.
Arsenal finished the Premier League in fourth and will have to play in a qualifying round to reach next season’s Champion’s League group stages.