Arsene Wenger will reportedly step up his pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara in the upcoming weeks before trying to sign the 20-year-old Spaniard in January or next summer according to Gunnersphere.com
The Frenchman is a big fan of the youngster, so much so that he even asked for first option to buy the £25 million rated ace as part of the deal that saw former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas depart for the Camp Nou.
Barca were unwilling to listen to any offers for the Spanish starlet this summer, but Arsenal remain confident that they can lure him away from his homeland in the upcoming year.
Thiago, who is capable of playing anywhere in the midfielder, has managed to bag 1 assist and 2 goals in 2 appearances for the reigning La Liga and European champions so far this season.
Courtesy of Tony Merakli for Gunnersphere.com