Arsenal partway with Arsene Wenger last season and that has reflected in the club’s transfer activities.
The Gunners are known as a team who didn’t spend much on players during transfer periods, instead, the 68-year-old tactician always promotes young players to the senior squad.
Unlike Wenger’s regime, the Gunners are one of the busiest clubs at the ongoing transfer market as they have captured another player from Barcelona.
The North London club officially announced the capturing of Barcelona’s youngster Joel Lopez through their official website yesterday.
The 16-year-old was one of the Catalans bright prospects throughout his nine-year spell at the La Masia academy.
Though the La Liga giants tried to tie him down by offering him a new contract, López failed to accept the contract as he prefers moving to the Emirates stadium, where he would have better chances of getting his first-team debut much earlier than expected.
Lopez is out of contract at Barcelona and that open the door for Arsenal to make move for his signature which they successfully acquired last night as a free agent, but they would need to pay a petty amount to Barcelona due to FIFA’s transfer policy.
Lopez would be integrated to the Gunners Under-18 in the coming season before he could get the opportunity to represent the club’s first-team in the nearest future.
With the youngster’s signature, the Gunners have signed three players in the ongoing transfer window and more are reportedly going to happen in the coming days.