Gunners plot fresh Barca raid
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Gunners have already brought in two Spaniards this season, recent club-record signing Jose Antonio Reyes, and Francesc 'Cesc' Fabregas (pictured) back in September.
Like Cesc, Pique is another product of the Barca youth system and played in the same teams as his compatriot at Camp Nou, and also for the Spanish youth teams.
The 17-year-old is a centre back and is currently on duty with the Spain Under-17 side - once again with Cesc - who are participating in the Atlantic Cup in Gran Canaria.
Arsenal caused much controversy when they snatched Cesc from Barca earlier in the campaign, and ended up paying compensation for the highly-rated midfielder.
The Catalans will be determined not to lose another of their young prospects and, according to reports in Spain, Pique would prefer not to follow the lead of his friend Cesc and move to Highbury.