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Arsenal deal for Munir under threat from Bayern Munich

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Arsenal's potential deal to sign Barcelona starlet Munir El Haddadi appears to have come under significant threat from two of European football's most desirable clubs.

According to the latest reports from the Daily Express, the Gunners were believed to have met the youngster's £9.5 million release clause and were edging nearer to a transfer but now face enormous competition to get things over the line with both Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and German giants Bayern Munich also now expected to make offers of their own.

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While such interest is unlikely to force Arsene Wenger to reconsider his pursuit of Munir, the news that Arsenal will now have to compete with two other Champions League outfits is likely to come as somewhat of a blow to the Frenchman.

If it was not already proving difficult enough to convince the gifted 19-year-old that his future lies away from the Camp Nou, the presence of two other reputable - not to mention wealthy - suitors is surely likely to make negotiations far more difficult and also hand Munir's representatives a new position of considerable strength.

Good form

Spaniard Munir - who has also been linked to Chelsea - is a relatively new addition to the first-team setup at Barcelona. Having moved to the Catalan giants from Atletico Madrid in 2011, the highly-rated forward impressed in the youth setup and for the B side before making his eagerly-anticipated La Liga bow as a starter in the 3-0 win over Elche in August.

A goal in that aforementioned fixture led to him cementing his place in Luis Enrique's preferred XI for subsequent clashes against Villarreal and Athletic, although he was an unused substitute for Sunday evening's straightforward 5-0 demolition of Levante at Estadi Ciutat de València.

Arsenal plans

Despite lavishing significant sums to bring the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debuchy, Danny Welbeck and Calum Chambers to North London this summer, Arsenal are expected to be on the hunt for further new recruits when the transfer window opens once again in January following a slightly underwhelming start to the new Premier League campaign.

However, with the Gunners having recently suffered something approaching an injury crisis at the back - one that forced Wenger into naming young Hector Bellerin in his starting lineup for a European tie with Borussia Dortmund - it could certainly be suggested that the club should be prioritising the additions of extra defenders at this time.

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