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Arsenal set to snatch Barcelona starlet Oriol Romeu - report

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Arsenal are set to repeat their Cesc Fabregas raid on Barcelona's youth team by snapping up Oriol Romeu, according to the Daily Mail.

Romeu, 18, is a highly rated defensive midfielder and shone at the heart of the Spain under-19 team that lost in the final of the recent European Championship.

The youngster is yet to hold discussions about a contract extension at the Nou Camp and this has left the door open for the Gunners.

Javier Mascherano's big money arrival has limited Romeu's first team chances and he could now be open to a move. Arsenal will hope to enjoy the same success they had when they convinced Fabregas about the greater first team opportunities he could enjoy in the Premier League in 2003.

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