Arsenal wanted to sign Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira in the summer, according to Calciomercato.com.
The Italian website reports that both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain were also interested in the World Cup winner, but the player opted to stay in Turin.
Khedira’s future at the Bianconeri was uncertain after the arrival of countryman Emre Can from Liverpool, with the German veteran’s contract also due to expire at the end of the season.
However, the 31-year-old signed a new three-year deal earlier this month, ending any speculation about a possible departure.
The German international moved to Juve on a free transfer from Real Madrid in 2015, and he has gone on to make 115 appearances for the Serie A side.
Khedira is also still very much part of manager Max Allegri’s first-team plans. He had started all five of Juventus’s matches this campaign before a muscle injury kept him out of the 2-0 win over Frosinone at the weekend.