Might be right, as with Barry Alonso maybe surplas to requirments. Think that improves us, as I see Barry as more well rounded, but when on form, not many can pass over distance the way Alonso can.
Not sure he'll go to Arsenal, as it would I think be Rafa's last choice to sell directly to a competitor. If he can find a club in Italy or Spain that will pay as much, think that would be his first option.
Another option that seems to be doing the rounds, is that we don't need the full price from Alonso to get Barry, but only 7-10M, so it might be players like Pennant and or Arbeloa.