Arsenal fans in the Transfer Tavern have ordered in a new round to commiserate after it emerged that an exciting transfer fell through at the last minute, leaving the Gunners hapless.
El Confidencial states that Arsenal had a deal agreed to bring exciting prospect Saul Niguez to North London from Atletico Madrid but injury issues in the Spanish capital have scuppered Arsene Wenger’s plans.
The 21-year-old’s situation in Spain has now changed, with an injury to Tiago meaning that Saul now has more playing opportunities at the Vicente Calderon. On top of this, Atletico’s midfield woes have ensured that the Spanish side do not want to complete a deal in January.
For Arsenal it means that they will have to look elsewhere for midfield recruits, which they’re crying out for following the losses of Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla.
Saul would have been seen as a decent replacement, whilst possessing a wealth of talent to improve the squad moving forward- making him a tremendous addition.
Arsenal fans, how much of a blow is this news? Let us know in the comments below!