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Arsenal miss out on Gonzalez

August 20, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Arsenal have missed out on signing Marseille midfielder Lucho Gonzalez, according to the Ligue 1 side's manager Didier Deschamps.

Lucho Gonzalez
GettyImagesLucho Gonzalez was linked with Arsenal

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Gonzalez, 30, has been heavily linked with a move away from the Stade Velodrome this summer, but Deschamps revealed at a press conference that Arsene Wenger was unsuccessful in his attempt to lure the player to the Emirates.

"I spoke to [Wenger] and the one that really interests them is Lucho Gonzalez," Deschamps said.

"Arsene Wenger believes that he is a great player who could be useful to his team even though he does not fit in with his recruitment policy.

"He wanted him on loan but it was not acceptable to us, there are no negotiations."

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