Trying to make a name for yourself at the Nou Camp is a task much easier said than done, especially for the hordes of attacking players who would simply love to see their names up alongside Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez on the Barcelona team-sheet.
One player who has so far failed to assert his influence at Barca would nonetheless arrive in the form of ex-Atletico Madrid favourite and Turkey international, Arda Turan. The quick-footed attacker has suffered with a whole manner of problems since first joining the Catalonian giants – but with Mesut Ozil reportedly looking to depart his current employers in North London this summer – could Arsenal soon set their sights on this forgotten Barcelona asset?
Some Gunners fans are shocked to see their side linked with the Turkish international…
Sign a 29 yo Arda Turan?!! Seriously @Arsenal
— Aĺbïn Sänchez 7 (@albinlow_92) April 21, 2017
…yet others aren’t exactly all that surprised…
Remember when Arda Turan said if he fails at Barca he'll move to Arsenal? Life eh.
— Mesut Özil (@AFCKoyes) April 22, 2017
Although Arda Turan remains a truly great player on his day…
Arda Turan will be a great signing for Arsenal.He can fill up the boots of Santi Cazorla in the Midfield Position.#afc
— Gooner_Varun™ (@karizmatic_2280) April 21, 2017
…would he really improve the current Gunners squad going into the new league campaign?
Arda Turan is not what we need, not good enough, need some pacy players!! Hope this is wrong, our recruitment for years has been very poor!!
— Gu99ner1886 (@taylanali1) April 21, 2017
…especially when there are so many other targets out there…
— Jimmy (@BigJimmy_V) April 22, 2017
Then again, would Barcelona really be tempted to sell?
Barca is stupid, why sell Arda to Arsenal for 25m when China is willing to pay 50m.
— EL D10S ? (@Messiesta1) April 22, 2017
Whilst Arda Turan would benefit several Premier League teams looking to improve this summer…
The Times claim we want to sign Arda Turan. Sort of player we need tbh would be pleased if it came about.
— Chris ?????? (@LondonGoona) March 23, 2017
…the former Atletico Madrid man just isn’t the player Arsenal fans have been calling out for in recent years…
If we were to sign Arda Turan iyo do you think that would be a good signing? #AFC
— Jordan (@LeftFtOfDreams) March 23, 2017
…whichever way you look at it…
So we're gonna let ozil and Alexis go and sign some bum like Arda Turan ??? great plan
— Liam Partridge (@LiamPartridge) March 23, 2017