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Arsenal end their interest in signing French defender

Axel Disasi news

Arsenal turn down Disasi

Arsenal have reportedly ended their interest in signing Axel Disasi from Reims during the summer transfer window.

A recent report from The Mail claimed that the Gunners had revived their interest in the central defender and they could sign him for around £15m when the season concludes.

This has, however, been dismissed by The Athletic, who suggest that Mikel Arteta has the preference for a left-footed centre-back and he would favour the permanent signing of Pablo Mari.

Mari joined the Gunners on a short-term loan from Flamengo during the January transfer window and he was able to impress in his two appearances before the season was brought to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Gunners have the option to sign him permanently for around £8m from the Brazilian Serie A outfit and they are likely to trigger the clause with Mari already stating that he wants to remain with the club for a very long time.