According to the Mirror, the Gunners attempted to pull through a deadline day deal to sign the youngster, only for Fulham to refuse to sell the player.
The tabloid reported that the Cottagers had made contact with the north London side about the possibility of taking another wonderkid, Serge Gnabry, on loan until the season’s end, while Arsenal similarly had their eye on one of their capital rivals’ young stars.
The report goes on to state that Sessegnon—who currently captains England’s U-16 side—is considered as ” one of the best left sided prospects in youth football since Gareth Bale.”
While Arsenal may yet move again for the teenager in the summer, their inability to sign Sessegnon could well leave the door open to a rival, with the Mirror noting that several other EPL sides have also scouted the player.
The Gunners are enjoying an encouraging campaign in the Premier League, and currently sit third ahead of their midweek clash with Southampton.
However, it remains to be seen whether the north London heavyweights will regret their decision not to bolster their first-team squad during the January window, with FC Basel and Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny the only significant addition.
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