Gunners prepare shock move for £22m former Liverpool superstar

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Arsenal are being linked with a shock move for Barcelona defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano.

The Argentine international midfielder has fallen out of favour at the Nou Camp under manager Pep Guardiola, and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is reportedly considering a surprise swoop for the player.

Mascherano has struggled to fit into the La Liga leaders' first team following his £22 million move to Catalonia in the summer, and reports in Spain claim that he is considering a move back to England, with Arsenal reportedly ready to provide the player with a new home.

A product of the River Plate youth team, Mascherano made his senior debut for the club in 2003 before signing for Corinthians in 2005. He would make a controversial switch to West Ham United the following season, but rarely featured for the Hammers before his move to Liverpool.


The Merseysiders would sign the player in January 2007, although the switch wasn't confirmed for Liverpool until February due to the complex nature of the player's previous moves and contracts.

He would make his debut for the Anfield outfit that same month, and went on to play 139 games for Liverpool during his three relatively successful years at the club.

The player made his intentions clear with regards to leaving Liverpool in the summer, and former boss Roy Hodgson accepted a transfer fee from the Catalonian outfit.

After only five months in Spain, it appears that player is keen on a move away from Barca as he searches for first team football. Spanish media outlets place Arsenal at the front of the pack to sign the player, according to Footylatest.

Mascherano's signature would be seen as a real coup by the Emirates outfit, although it's unclear if Wenger would be willing to meet a high-valuation to bring the player to Arsenal.

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