Arsenal pushed hard to sign Douglas Luiz on transfer deadline day the last time out.
The midfielder has been on their radar for much of the transfer window, but they pushed to sign him late on after injuries to Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny.
They made three bids, but Aston Villa, who wanted to keep the former Manchester City man, turned them all down, even though his contract expires at the end of this season.
He has remained with them, and Arsenal did not sign a midfielder.
The Brazilian could, however, leave Villa for a cut-price fee in January, and more clubs have emerged as competition for his signature.
A report on “Fichajes. net” reveals AC Milan, Liverpool, Chelsea, and AS Roma are also keen on him.