Arsenal have reportedly joined the race to sign Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
The 32-year-old is preparing to depart the Nou Camp after six years playing for the Spanish giants.
And Le10 Sport claim Mikel Arteta has called him in an attempt to convince him to join the Gunners. The Arsenal boss outlined how he would use the Croatian at the club, who desperately need to strengthen their midfield
Ivan Rakitic has fallen out of favour with this at Camp nou and can only go further down the perking order with the arrival of Juventus midfield maestro, Miralem Pjanic and according to reports, Arsenal are lining up a move for the Croat.
Wether Ivan Rakitic is what the team currently needs is debate for another day, but the Croat may however be a solid addition to the current midfield options.