Arsene Wenger has reportedly admitted defeat in their pursuit of Monaco winger Thomas Lemar and have instead turned their attention to Juventus's star Juan Cuadrado.
Gunners made a huge £92m bid for Lemar on transfer deadline day but Monaco was also unwilling to sell the 21-year-old having already lost a host of first-team players during the summer.Also, Read; Arsenal agree £250,000-a-week deal with £92m target
According to Italian outlet TMW claim that Arsene Wenger have now ended their interest in the France international now turned his attention to Cuadrado, who has failed to nail down a regular starting role since joining the Serie A Champions Juventus.
The Colombia star made 21 leagues start for the Bianconerri last season which he helps them to a sixth straight Serie A title, the 29-year-old has started two of the club's opening three fixtures this term and scoring once so far.
Cuadrado's previous stint in the Premier League at Chelsea before leaving for Italy but Wenger is keen on bringing the South American back to Premier League.