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Arsenal join Spurs in race to sign Juan Mata

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Arsenal's Champions League triumph over Fenerbahce last night was watched by the father of Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata.

The Spanish midfielder is facing an uncertian future at Chelsea with the club set to bring in Brazillian star Willian.

Mata is facing a part-time role at the club and was left as an unused substitute for Chelsea's draw with Manchester United on Monday night. His only contribution so far this season has been 65 minutes in the Blues' 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.

Spurs have been considering a bid but Chelsea have denied the approach has been received. With both Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas and now Arsene Wenger monitoring the Chelsea player the race is on between the North London rivals.

Speaking to Sky Sports after Arsenal secured their place in the Champions League group stages with a 5-0 aggregate win over Fenerbahce last night, Wenger said: ‘‘I watched the Chelsea game last night and I've heard, like you, that Juan Mata could be on the market. I don’t know, there is a reluctance in England to sell to each other."

Wenger then went on to express his frustration by stating that he liked the Chelsea star. Arsenal are yet to conclude a signing in this transfer window and with Mata’s Dad spectating Arsenal's Champions league win, Arsenal could be set to approach Chelsea with an offer.

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