Allegri tells Arsenal that Melo deal is off – “He’s an important player”

Well, how quickly things change on the Arsenal rumours front! This morning SkySports reported: “The situation with Arthur is simple. Arsenal want to sign him, he wants to sign, Juventus are prepared to let him go,”

This seemed to me that it was just a case of crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s, but now it seems that Kaveh Solhekol was well wide of the mark, as the Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has been quoted by Fabrizio Romano as making it clear there will no sale this month.

Romano tweeted…..

So where does that leave Arsenal? It seems like the player and his agents are very happy with the idea of coming on loan to the Premier League with Arsenal, but if the manager refuses to weaken his squad halfway through the season, there is not much anyone can do about it…

Perhaps we could go back and try again in the summer?

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  1. Not in the Summer, no thanks. He flopped in 2 leagues, so rather we pursue Zakaria. Tielemans or Bruno first, Zakaria, then no need for Arthur.

  2. Just another example of transfer dithering by Arsenal. What a @@@@@@@ club
    And why the mad chase for Arthur who cant get in their starting lineup and has underwhelmed for 2 years. Ludicrous

  3. Just Edu trying to satisfy his ego. Can’t be serious about a player with not only underwhelming performances on the field, but, with concerning issues off the field as well. Arsenal will be better served by looking at players like Danilo dos Santos, Frenkie de Jong, Boubacar Kamara, Yves Bissouma or Bruno Guimaraes instead, who are better defensively. Thanks Juventus.

  4. Please end this charade now! We can make do with the squad we have. If Arteta cannot get that squad to achieve our goals, too bad!
    I’d hoped we were going for Wijnaldum, that would have made a whole lot of sense. This Melo guy, I smell another Denis Suarez tbh

      1. undoubtedly better than Denis, which isn’t saying much, but I definitely get your underwhelming point K82

  5. Arteta , Edu and AFC are making themselves look absolutely clueless as Juve have made their standing clear and rightly so.. Anything other than arsenal backing off is really silly considering many options for the taking out there.. bissouma, wijnaldum, Zakaria. Strengthen the central midfield should have been a priority since last August..

  6. Arsenal have wasted 3 weeks of this transfer window chasing players that don’t really want to play for Arsenal and now the result is we are left with nobody. I can’t see us buying anyone decent now.

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