Arsenal get another transfer blow as Napoli midfielder speaks up

Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz has rejected an approach from Arsenal ahead of the summer transfer window.


The Gunners have been linked with a summer swoop to sign the Spain international as a potential replacement for Granit Xhaka.


A midfielder is on the list for the North London outfit in the January winter transfer window alongside a striker but all efforts to tie up a deal.


According to Italian journalist Raffaele Auriemma, Ruiz isn’t keen on joining Arsenal as he waits for other offers.


Speaking on the Club Napoli Night, he said: “I believe that Fabian Ruiz will leave Napoli at the end of the season.


“There’s been a proposal from Arsenal.


“But I understand that the player doesn’t want to join the Gunners.


“The midfielder is waiting for other offers, be they from Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid.”


Granit Xhaka was linked with a move to AS Roma but the deal did not happen and it’s tipped that he could still join the Italian outfit in the summer.

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While admitting that there were efforts to have a new face at the Emirates Stadium in the winter, Mikel Arteta promised the fans some business will happen in the summer transfer window.


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