The Italy striker featured for AC Milan last season, but was heavily tipped for an exit from the club for the opening stages of the transfer window.
At one point, Arsenal appeared to be the favourites to secure the talented, versatile forward, with Arsene Wenger understood to be a fan of the nimble frontman.
However, Arsenal ultimately missed out on El Shaarawy to Monaco, the side who vanquished them in the Champions League Round of 16 last season.
While this video may suggest that Arsenal missed out on a star—and it’s hard to deny El Shaarawy’s talent—it’s worth noting that he is coming off the back of an injury-ravaged campaign in which he managed just 18 outings.
Le magnifique contrôle d'El Shaarawy à l'entraînement https://t.co/Jx6GzVZLaL
— LeMeilleurDuFootball (@LMDFoot_) August 9, 2015
His meagre three goals last term means that it remains to be seen whether he will be a success and rediscover the form he showed earlier in his career at Monaco.
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