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The era of Unai Emery as the manager of Arsenal is bound to bring smiles on the faces of the Gunners as we are already seeing success in the transfer business of the club.
Barcelona youngster Joel Lopez has knocked back offers from the Spanish giants to seal a deal with Arsenal, this is according to reports.
The 16-year-old star joined Barcelona when he was seven but he has informed the brass of the Catalonian side of his decision to ply his trade with Arsenal in the Premier league.
Arsenal appointed Raul Sanllehi from Barcelona as their head of football relations and it is believed that the former Barca man played a key role in luring the rising star to the Emirates.
The left back is set to follow the path of Cesc Fabregas and Hector Bellerin, who left the academy of Barcelona to make a name for themselves with Arsenal.
Arsenal are expected to only pay a training compensation fee to Barcelona because the player is not under any professional contract, reports Sport.
The Metro in their report claims Liverpool scouted the player but they will have to look elsewhere to sign a young left back.
Joel was spoken to by some top officials of Barcelona to stay put with them but he could not resist the lure of playing regularly with Arsenal.
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