Mikel Arteta targets Manchester City defender Eric Garcia
Arsenal Boss Mikel Arteta is keeping tabs on young defender Eric Garcia’s situation at his former club
The Spanish international turned down a new contract at the Etihad in the summer because he wants to return to Barcelona.
barça had a bid above £15 million for Garcia rejected by City in October but the Spanish club remains
keen on bringing the defender back to Camp Nou.
Garcia came through Barcelona’s La Masia academy but did not make a first-team appearance before his
departure to City in 2017.
The Spain international featured regularly after the Premier League restart last season but the arrival of Ruben
Dias and Nathan Ake has increased competition for a first-team place this term. According to The Sun,
Arteta is interested in bringing Garcia to Arsenal as he is a huge admirer of the City defender.
he could be a good addition to Arsenal backline, Garcia is already a player Arteta knows well following
their time together at City.