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Arsenal given a glimmer of hope in race for Ligue 1 star

Arsenal may have not lost out in the race for Nice midfielder, Jean-Michael Seri, contrary to reports from Spain. 

Spanish news outlet, Mundo Deportivo, Seri is set to seal a €40 million move to Barcelona next week. The article suggests that Arsenal – who had held informal talks with the player – had lost out on the Ivory Coast international. Nice manager, Lucien Favre, on the other hand, has contradicted the rumours following Nice’s 2-0 win over Guingamp. 

“An imminent agreement for the transfer of Jean-Michaël Seri to the Barça? Are you serious? I cannot imagine life without Seri.”

“But as long as the market is not finished, like many other clubs, everything is a mystery. He has played all his games professionally.

“I cannot tell you anything else, I know nothing at all.”

With the apparent poor form of Xhaka nad Ramsey, a move for Seri could well be a wise addition for Arsenal, especially as Barcelona will be primarily concerned with completing deals for Coutinho and Dembele.