Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez has been promised a move away from the club this month.
According to Marca, Josep Maria Bartomeu has told the player he can leave Barcelona during the January transfer window, with Arsenal keen to snap him up.
The 25-year-old has fallen out of favour at the Nou Camp and is eager to leave this month to pursue regular first-team football.
However, despite not breaking into Ernesto Valverde’s plans, the Barcelona boss remained coy on speculation that the player could be heading to London, claiming he has a future with the La Liga giants.
Despite that, the claims from Bartomeu will come as a huge boost to the Gunners, with Unai Emery keen to wrap up a deal for the midfielder.
As Aaron Ramsey’s move to Juventus edges ever closer, Arsenal are looking to act quickly and have his replacement lined up before the Welshman leaves the club at the end of the season.