Arsenal are “no longer interested” in signing Juventus midfielder Arthur, according to respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
While there has been a lot of speculation in Italy that the Brazilian, who has been capped 22 times by his country, is still a target, it seems the Gunners have moved on to other options.
Mikel Arteta’s side originally tried to snap up Arthur on a loan deal back in the January transfer window, only for the move to fall through after Juve failed to find a replacement.
The lack of midfield options is one of the reasons cited for why Arsenal didn’t finish in the top four, and while players (such as Fabio Vieira and Oleksandr Zinchenko) have been brought in this summer, the new recruits have not necessarily been signed to play in central midfield.
Leicester’s Youri Tielemans has been widely touted as the player who could fill that void but the Gunners have held off from making an offer, with the feeling being that the London club are looking to reduce the size of their squad first.