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Barcelona B’s Jose Arnaiz Could Take Injured Ousmane Dembele’s Spot

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Ernesto Valverde is said to be pleased with the youngster

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With Ousmane Dembele a couple of months from returning from injury, Ernesto Valverde could look to the B team to fill out his squad. If that’s the case, Jose Arnaiz could be the chosen one, says a report from Diario SPORT.

Arnaiz was signed from Real Valladolid last summer, and the 22-year-old has made quite the impression. He is the B team’s top scorer alongside Carles Aleña with 3 goals. And you don’t have to look far for his latest contribution, he got Barcelona B’s lone goal against Real Ovideo in a 1-1 draw yesterday, and what a goal it was:

Ernesto Valverde is said to be a fan of the young winger, and if Paco Alcacer leaves during the winter transfer window, Arnaiz could take a first team spot permanently.

He's noted for his discreet demeanor outside of the pitch and his explosive velocity inside of it. He has been praised for his intelligence and goalscoring instinct as well.