Mikel Arteta 'Desperate' to Seal Jorginho Loan Deal as Houssem Aouar Pursuit Fails

Arsenal have had a rethink of their midfield targets after failing to agree a deal to sign Lyon's Houssem Aouar, with a loan move for Chelsea's Jorginho next down the list.

Mikel Arteta had made the Frenchman his number on target this window, but notoriously tricky negotiators Lyon grew tired of the Gunners' offers and pulled the plug on any sale.