The 20-year-old arrived at Camp Nou from Ajax last October and was a regular for the Catalan giants during the 2020-21 campaign, making 41 appearances in all competitions.
According to Sport, Arsenal recently made an approach for the right-back and had been hopeful of tempting him to move to the Emirates Stadium during this summer's transfer window with the offer of a lucrative contract.
However, the report claims that Dest rejected the interest from the Gunners, as he is 'focused' on remaining with Barcelona despite their financial problems.
The defender, who scored three times for Ronald Koeman's side last term, penned a five-year contract with the Catalan giants upon his arrival from the Netherlands. body check tags ::