Arsenal consider approach for Gareth Barry

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering an approach to bring Gareth Barry to the club this summer, according to reports.

The Daily Star claims the Frenchman is keeping an eye on the player's situation, despite a plethora of talent in the holding midfield position at the Emirates Stadium.

Mikel Arteta, Mathieu Flamini, Abou Diaby, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are all capable of playing in the role, and Barry would give the Gunners yet another option next season.

He'd also arrive for nothing if Arsenal were able to persuade him to move to north London, with the 33-year-old out of contract with his parent club at the conclusion of the current campaign.

Barry has fallen down the pecking order at Manchester City, and was allowed to leave the club on loan following the arrival of Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium.

His performances with Everton have been impressive however, and Roberto Martinez is eager to bring the former Aston Villa man to Goodison Park on a permanent basis for next term.

Whilst Manchester City are likely to prefer the player to join Everton, they will have no say on his next move at the conclusion of his current deal.

And, with Champions League football on offer under Wenger at Arsenal next term, the player will have a big decision to make over where his next move will take him in the Premier League.

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