More proof that Arsenal target WILL leave Barcelona in January

There will be a number of clubs, including Arsenal, from the Premier League and other top leagues in Europe, currently working feverishly behind the scenes to put together a transfer package for the Barc elona and Spain defender Gerard Pique.

Because the Spanish international has reached a new low in his relationship with his club coach Luis Enrique, as the youtube video below shows. The 27-year old was actually on the bench this weekend as Barca travelled to face Almeria in La Liga and was one of the subs warming up on the side of the pitch as Enrique considered making his third change.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWmNKEmWDDg&feature=player_embedded

Now I can understand him bringing On Xavi instead of Busquets as they were chasing the game, but then making Pique warm up even though all the subs had been made was pointless and as clear an indication as you could get that the manager is very unhappy with his player. And it looks like he has given up on trying to mend the relationship and is just using Pique as an example to the other Barcelona players now.

So there will surely be a scramble for the talented and experienced centre back once the transfer window opens in January. The question is, can Arsene Wenger persuade Pique to come to Arsenal and help us out of the defensive doldrums?

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If Arsenal can pull this one off then it could turn out to be as important a piece of transfer business as Arsene Wenger did when he brought Alexis to the club during the summer transfer window. And the fact that Alexis was a team mate of the player in question, Gerard Pique, might be just the edge the Gunners need to beat Premier League rivals Chelsea and Man United to Pique’s signature.

According to a Daily Mail report, all three English clubs have already made offers to Barcelona for the central defender and it looks like they will sell as early as January. The 27-year old has fallen out in a big way with his new manager Luis Enrique. And it seems as though the club are sticking with Enrique, who is a Barca stalwart himself.

Pique has only started half of their games this season and is now relegated to the bench, if that, even though the Spanish club are having to use the inexperienced Marc Bartra and the midfielder Javier Mascherano because former Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen is not quite fit and their other new defender Jeremy Mathieu has picked up a knock.

And with Arsenal desperately in need of another top quality centre back, this fall out could not have come at a better time for Wenger.