Arsenal’s move for PSG starlet Christopher Nkunku falls through

No deadline day signings for Arsenal

Arsenal’s reported move for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Christopher Nkunku has fallen through due to the Gunners ‘being held by financial commitments’.

The Gunners have been the subject of much transfer speculation over the past couple of weeks.

Unai Emery confirmed that the club are unable to sign players permanently and would instead look to secure loan deals.

“We cannot sign anyone permanently, only loan players this January,” he explained, as quoted by Sky Sports. 

That has meant only a select group of players have been available.

The club have already secured the signing of Barcelona’s Denis Suarez on loan with an option to buy.

Though, another player they’ve been looking to sign on loan with an option to buy is set to fall through their fingers.

Christopher Nkunku

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – JULY 30: Christopher Nkunku of Paris Saint Germain celebrates scoring a goal during the International Champions Cup match between Paris Saint Germain and Club de Atletico Madrid at the National Stadium on July 30, 2018 in Singapore. (Photo by Lionel Ng/Getty Images)

Christopher Nkunku to remain at PSG

That is because Arsenal’s heavily reported move for Christopher Nkunku has been called off.

According to L’Equipe, as cited by GFFN, the two clubs could not agree the terms of a deal and Arsenal ‘being held by financial commitments’ didn’t help.

It is said that PSG were willing to let the player go and ‘Arsenal and Unai Emery really wanted to sign the 21-year-old’.

Though, they ‘could not agree terms of a loan with option to buy deal’ and that the ‘Gunners found the deal too complicated to agree’.

With Christopher Nkunku’s deal set to expire in the summer of 2020, Arsenal could return to the deal in the summer.

Although, it is yet to be seen whether they would be interested in doing so.

How Arsenal’s formation may change now Denis Suarez has joined from Barcelona

The positive news is that Arsenal have at least completed one deal during the January transfer window.

That deal involved a player Unai Emery knows pretty well, Denis Suarez.

Now, people have been speaking about where Suarez could fit into Arsenal’s current squad.

Click here to see how Arsenal’s formation could change to suit the Spaniard. 

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