Arsenal facing Barcelona transfer fight over Colombian wideman

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Arsenal face competition from Barcelona in the race to sign Napoli star Juan Camilo Zuniga, according to talkSPORT and the player’s agent.

The versatile Colombian winger – who can also play as a wing-back – has come to the attention of clubs across Europe after some impressive displays in both Serie ‘A’ and the Champions League, according to the radio station.

Representative Riccardo Calleri claims Gunners chief Arsene Wenger is amongst the interested parties, and that his client would be able to adapt well to life at a ‘big club’ if anyone made a move.

"Top level teams in England and Spain are interested in Zuniga," Calleri told Italian radio station Radio Cri.

"That is to be expected because many teams are interested in him due to his versatility, and because he can play at the back or further up the pitch. He would fit in very well at a big club."

Arsenal would greatly value the 42-cap international’s versatility, with Zuniga potentially able to play in an advanced role as part of the side’s 4-3-3 formation or at the back if required by Wenger.

However, interest from the Catalan giants means the Gunners might not have everything their own way if they pursue the 27-year-old former Siena star.

Zuniga is one of a number of players to recently be linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium, and Wenger has confirmed that Arsenal are chasing two new additions.

"My plan is to keep all of the players we have and then to add maybe, if possible, two new players to the squad. We will spend big (again) because we had restricted finances because we had built the stadium and had to pay that back," he told Al Jazeera Sport before the match against Manchester City.

Time will tell as to which players Arsenal do indeed try to bring in to the club over the coming fortnight.

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