Moise Kean was linked with a move to Arsenal last summer before his move to Premier League rivals Everton, but the former should feel they had a lucky escape that they missed out on his signature.
The forward joined Everton from Italian club Juventus ahead of this season and has a difficult first year in English football.
According to the Daily Mail in July 2019, Kean rejected a move to Arsenal due to a fear of reduced minute and opted for a £36million switch to Goodison Park.
The Italian striker has scored just one goal in 26 appearances for Everton and struggled to make a serious impact in the Premier League so far.
He’s a 20-year-old talent that still has plenty of potential, but his price tag looks a steep one and missing out on him has been a blessing in disguise for Arsenal.
Arsenal may not have signed the youngster to provide competition for senior attacking duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette at the Emirates Stadium, but have found brilliant alternatives.
After spending the first half of the season on loan at Leeds United, academy graduate Eddie Nketiah returned in January and since has broke into the first-team fold under manager Mikel Arteta.
Meanwhile, the punt on unknown Brazilian attacker Gabriel Martinelli has worked a treat and he’s another forward that has made a big impact around the main group this campaign.
The North London club have more than enough talent in the striker areas and it’s unlikely that Kean would have got much of a look-in.