Arsenal have missed out on one of their targets Hakan Calhanoglu after the midfielder agreed to join Italian side AC Milan this summer.
Milan are looking to revamp their squad this summer and a transfer war-chest of £200 million is reportedly available to be spent on new players this summer.
And having signed five players already, the Serie A club have added Hakan in a deal worth £25 million from Bayern Leverkusen as their sixth summer signing.
The Turkish international has been on the radar of Arsenal with Arsene Wenger keen on adding more firepower to the team’s attack but the club will now be left to rue missing out on him, particularly due to the fact that Santi Cazorla has suffered an injury setback, though the player has denied it.
The Gunners campaign was in disarray last season after the injury to Carzola which sidelined from October till the end of the season. Players like Aaron Ramsey and Francis Coquelin deployed to replace him performed below expectations.
Hakan still went on to score 11 goals and assisted another 8 despite being banned for four months. He is a specialist in taking free-kick.
And a player in the mould of the 23-year-old is what Arsenal need to bolster the attacking aspect of their midfield.