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Pedro prefers Arsenal over Liverpool if he is to make a move from Barcelona in the January transfer windowReuters

Arsenal could be in for another Barcelona player in the January transfer window, with Pedro Rodriguez reportedly tempted at making a move to the English Premier League, and specifically the Emirates.

Pedro has not exactly been the first name on the teamsheet at Barcelona this season, and the chances of the Spain international getting regular minutes from the start only decreased following the return of Luis Suarez from his bite ban.

The talented forward has not quite been at his absolute consistent best recently, even if he has showed flashes of that brilliance and goalscoring ability that made everyone sit up and take notice when Barcelona dominated the European football scene.

Pedro has been long admired by Arsene Wenger, who loves a versatile player who can play across the forwardline.

Having bought in Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona this season, Wenger is also reportedly keen on signing Pedro in the January transfer window.

According to Fichajes, Pedro already has an offer on the table from Arsenal, and the 27-year-old is seriously considering making a move in a couple of months' time.

Liverpool have also reportedly shown an interest, but Pedro prefers Arsenal and could switch to the English Premier League soon.

The only question, according to the report, is if he should wait until the end of the season before making a decision. Much will depend on the playing time Pedro gets in next couple of months for Barcelona and is manager Luis Enrique, who played a big role in ensuring the player did not move on last summer, can convince him once again that his future lies at the Camp Nou.

A £25 million deal has been mooted for Pedro, and another pertinent question remains if Wenger will actually spend that kind of money on another attacker.

Yes, Wenger has a penchant to stack up on forward-thinking players, but the need of the hour for Arsenal at the moment is buying a central defender and a defensive midfielder.

With reports suggesting Wenger only has around £20-30 million to spend in the January transfer window, logic would suggest that the Arsenal manager spends that money on someone who can give some help to the likes of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny at the heart of the defence, and someone who can act as a protective screen for those defenders, who, more often than not, are left horribly exposed on the counter-attack.

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