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Arsenal ready to snatch Barcelona striker

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Arsenal are ready to try and snatch yet another academy product from Barcelona, reports the Daily Mirror.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is only just recovering from the news that he missed out on Barcelona whizzkid Toni Sanabria to AS Roma, but has now got his eyes set on another Catalan wonder.

Wenger is now believed to be chasing 18-year-old Munir El Haddadi but faces strong competition with PSG and Bayern Munich also keen on the young striker.

But Arsenal have a long history of taking young Barcelona graduates before turning them in to stars at the Emirates.

Cesc Fabregas was taken from the famous La Masia academy as a 15-year-old before becoming their youngest goalscorer at 16 and their youngest captain at 21.

More recently Wenger has signed Jon Toral and Hector Bellerin from the Nou Camp but, as of yet, neither have made an impression on the first team.

Barcelona remain hopeful that the teenager will sign a long-term deal but worry that Wenger's track record of morphing starlets in to stars will sway El Haddadi towards north London.

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