Arsenal are deemed to have failed with a deadline-day approach to pursue Greek defender Kostas Manolas from AS Roma. The centre-back had emerged as a transfer target for the Gunners during the dying stages of the transfer window, but they could not convince the Giallorossi into a sale.
According to Sky Italia, the north London side turned their attention to the former Olympiakos man after they failed with a bid to sign Jonny Evans from West Bromwich Albion. However, their attempt to sign Manolas also went in vain with the Italian outfit having little time to find a possible replacement.
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