Arsenal have just lost their fifth away match on the trot, but Gooners could be about to have their mood boosted if the Gunners finalise a deal for Barcelona youngster Robert Navarro.
The same path that Cesc Fabregas chose could now be on offer to Navarro, who will also be tempted to link up with Catalan great Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.
Reports claim Barca have offered Navarro, 15, fresh terms but his preference is said to be for a move abroad to continue his development.
The La Liga leaders are locked in talks to persuade him to stay, but he is yet to sign a professional contract and could join for a modest training compensation fee.
Arsene Wenger has a long history of developing young talent and turning them into first-team players.
The Gunners boss, who is expected to remain in charge beyond this season, could be about to sign another future Arsenal star.