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Gunners scout Italian midfielder again

3rd March 2019, 17:44 by Simon Barlow

Arsenal reportedly made another check on £45m-rated Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella when he faced Inter Milan on Friday night.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Gunners had representatives at the Sardegna Arena as Cagliari upset the Nerazzurri with a 2-1 victory.

He put in a strong performance to help his team to victory, but the 22-year-old schemer also missed a late penalty, which he blazed over the bar.

Arsenal were reported to have watched Barella in February when Cagliari played at the San Siro against AC Milan and it seems he is on Unai Emery's radar for a potential summer swoop.

However, the Gunners will face competition from Inter, Napoli and Chelsea - if they can successfully appeal against their transfer ban.

Barella is a full international with 89 Serie A appearances under his belt, scoring seven goals and adding three assists.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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