By Reece Dixon
Arsenal have listed Barcelona midfielder Rafinha as a man who could replace Mesut Ozil.
The Brazilian is yet to make an appearance for the Catalan side this season due to being sidelined with a knee ligament injury.
So far, Rafinha has failed to make a genuine impact in the Barcelona ranks and could be sold by Barca boss Ernesto Valverde in January.
The Express now claim the 24 year-old has attracted interest from Arsenal. And it is said Rafinha is keen on leaving the Nou Camp in order to boost his chances of making Brazil’s 2018 World Cup squad in Russia.
Ozil is seemingly running down his contract and could leave for free at the end of the season. However, his agent recently suggested that “positive talks” have occurred with Arsenal which suggests the German could still sign on the dotted line.
Thoughts, Gooners? Is Rafinha a suitable replacement for Ozil? Let us know in the comments…