According to Marca, Barcelona centre-back, Samuel Umtiti, has decided that he will play for Barcelona next season despite strong interest from Arsenal.
The French player who suffered a persistent knee injury in recent months has been dropped from the starting eleven of the club.
During his recovery from injury, Clement Lenglet has stepped up and is now the coach, Ernesto Valverde’s preferred partner to Gerard Pique.
Arsenal are seriously in need of a new centre-back, and have shown interest in Umtiti.
The Gunners have experienced a great playing time under their new manager, Unai Emery and are on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League.
The Frenchman is reportedly convinced he can win his place back in the side once he is fit.