Arsenal’s reported Barcelona target “unhappy” at Camp Nou

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Barcelona winger Pedro Rodriguez could be open to an approach from Arsenal after admitting he is unhappy at the Catalan club.

Spain international Pedro could seek a move away from Barcelona this summer, according to fresh quotes attributed to the 27-year-old.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with beIN Sports, the World Cup winner admitted he was considering his options after falling down the pecking order at Camp Nou.

A two-time Champions League winner with the Catalans, Pedro made history in December 2009, scoring against Atlante in the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup to become the first player to score in six different club competitions in one season.

However, the arrivals of Neymar and more recently Luis Suarez have seen the Spaniard’s first-team opportunities somewhat reduced.

Pedro has made just 12 appearances in La Liga this term, with Barcelona manager Luis Enrique preferring to start with the aforementioned South American duo as part of a formidable front-line that also includes Lionel Messi.

And with game time proving increasingly hard to come by, Pedro has admitted he may have to consider a future away from the club.

"I am going through a difficult period," he told beIN Sports.

"It is clear that I am having a tough time to find a place in the team at the moment. I have had few chances to play this season.

"I will consider my options in the summer and will then talk with the club to discuss my future."

Part of the Barcelona set-up since moving to the club from Tenerife as a 17-year-old back in 2004, Pedro has played 303 games for the Catalan club, scoring 97 goals along the way.

A highly-regarded operator on the continent, Pedro could attract interest from Arsenal, should he make himself available in the summer, with The Mirror reporting that the Gunners are keen on a move for the forward.

The Gunners could pay as much as £26 million to land the Spaniard, according to the report, though any transfer is likely to be dependent on whether the Barca star remains on the fringes of the first-team.

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