Arsenal keeping tabs on top 30-year-old Turkish midfielder – report

Arsenal have been in touch with Arda Turan's representatives with the midfielder facing an uncertain future at Barcelona, according to reports

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Arsenal are monitoring Arda Turan’s situation at Barcelona as the Turkish midfielder edges towards a potential exit, according to reports.

CNN Turkey, as reported by the Daily Mail, is reporting that the 30-year-old has failed to make an impression at the La Liga side this term under their new manager.

The same article states that Barcelona will offer the Turkey international to potential suitors in the January transfer window.

According to the same story, Arsenal have been in touch with Turan’s representatives to express their interest and desire to be kept informed of the playmaker’s situation at Camp Nou.

Turan would certainly fit Arsenal’s easy-on-the-eye style of football having established himself as one of La Liga’s top creative midfielders during spells at Atletico Madrid and then Barcelona.

The experienced midfielder scored 22 times in 178 appearances for los Rojiblancos before he moved to Barcelona in the 2015 summer transfer window.

Former Galatasaray midfielder Turan has won the La Liga crown and two Copa del Rey titles during his two-season spell at Barcelona.

Arsenal are preparing for the potential exits of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the summer transfer window after the Gunners duo entered the final 12 months of their current deals.

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