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Wenger defends signing Barcelona youngster Jon Toral

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has defended the decision to sign teenager Jon Toral from Barcelona's youth academy.

Barca president Sandro Rosell described Arsenal's capture of the 16-year-old midfielder for a fee reportedly worth about £296,000 as "a little immoral".

But Wenger said: "You forget that this boy is English. He has an English passport, his mother is from England.

"We have done what just is legal. Plenty of players leave us under exactly the same rule."

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