Arsenal fail with deadline day move for Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon

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Arsenal tried and failed with a late deadline day bid for Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon, according to the Mirror.

The Championship strugglers reportedly approached Arsenal over a potential loan move for Serge Gnabry, only to be told by the Gunners that they wanted Sessegnon in return.

The 16-year-old is rated as one of the best young left-sided players in the game, and the Gunners are one of a list of suitors who could look his way at the end of the season in the summer transfer window. 

Gnabry returned to Arsenal from his loan spell with West Brom having failed to make an impact at the Hawthorns, and there were reports that he could go back out on loan with Charlton.

However that move failed to materialise, as did his switch to Fulham because they didn't want to let Sessegnon go mid-way through the season.

Arsenal weren't the only team to fail with a move because of Fulham's reluctance to let a young player leave. 

Tottenham looked to have wrapped up a £5 million deal for forward Moussa Dembele, only for the deal to collapse because the Cottagers wanted him back on loan for the rest of the season while Spurs wanted him as support for Harry Kane this term.

Arsenal also tried to get Leicester's highly rated Ben Chilwell in this window but failed to get the teenage left back.

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Thierry Henry
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