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The Gunners have been heavily linked with the Chilean international in the past few days and reports in Metro Sport went as far to suggest that a deal could be completed once the 2015 Copa America tournament is complete.
However, both BBC Sport’s David Ornstein and Telegraph Sport’s Jeremy Wilson have revealed that Vidal is not a target for the North London outfit and that should bring all the speculation to an end.
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) June 29, 2015
Arsenal no longer in for Vidal and MU favs for Schneiderlin. AFC wanted him in Jan but fee, plus Coq/Caz form, seems to have changed things
— Jeremy Wilson (@JWTelegraph) June 29, 2015
The potential arrival of Vidal would have strengthened the Gunners considerably, but would have also raised questions as to how manager Arsene Wenger could accommodate the 28-year-old in his starting XI.
With the Juve star more of an attack-minded player and the Gunners more in need of another holding midfielder that could compete with Francis Coquelin for a spot in the engine room, the addition of Vidal may have provided more complications than solutions.
Evidence of his attacking instincts have been on show at the Copa America as he has already found the net on three occasions to lead the competitions goal-scoring charts.