Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the Gunners’ efforts to secure their first new signing of the January transfer window. 

Arsenal have been in inconsistent form this season as the club continues its fight for a place back in the Champions League next season.

Unai Emery is very much aware that his side, who are currently sitting in fifth place in the table, may need some new additions in order to maintain their push for a top four finish in the Premier League.

The new Arsenal manager has been linked with a move for a host of players but he appears to be seriously targeting the signing of a new midfielder.

According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Ramano, the Gunners have actually opened talks with Barcelona over a deal to sign Denis Suarez.

The 24-year-old is being pursued by Arsenal, who are set to lose key midfielder Aaron Ramsey this summer.

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