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Arsenal were interested in signing De Ketelaere according to his agent.

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Arsenal were interested in signing Charles De Ketelaere according to his agent. However, they never followed up with the interest.

A bid was also not made by them for the player. The Gunners are still searching for a right-winger this summer transfer window.

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According to his agent, Arsenal along with a number of clubs were reportedly interested in him. The agents also tells that likes of West Ham, Newcastle, Leeds, and Barcelona were also monitoring his situation. However, he claims that the Gunners never followed up the interest. He ended up joining A.C Milan after they were serious about luring him to San Siro.

Speaking to HLN, he said, “West Ham, Newcastle, Arsenal have all followed Charles but they never pushed through. Even Barcelona followed him for a long time. But I didn’t think that was the right step,”. He also added that Leeds United were serious about him.

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The agent said the player thought A.C Milan was the best option for his client. He also said,” Financially, Leeds would have been the best option. For Club Brugge, for Charles, for us. But Charles wanted to wait a little longer. When Charles felt that Milan were 100 percent serious things started to turn.” He also said the Champions League was a big factor in the decision.

It is no secret that Arsenal are looking for a right winger in the market. They were also ready to bid for Raphinha. However, he ended up joining Barcelona. With the European market back and with five substitutions allowed, it would be smart for the owners to add depth to their attack. But, Arsenal have to first sell the likes of Nicolas Pepe and Reiss Nelson during the transfer window.

Hence, the club will have to sell first to buy. The club have already spent on the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Marquinhos, Zinchenko, and Fabio Viera. They are one of the biggest spenders this window in the European football leagues.

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