By Toby Miles For Mailonline
Published: 00:00 GMT, 1 February 2020 | Updated: 14:46 GMT, 1 February 2020
Samuel Umtiti turned down a January move to Arsenal, electing to stay and fight for his place at Barcelona despite the Catalans being willing to sell the centre-back.
The Gunners were desperate to reinforce their defence during the window as shaky performances and injuries to Skhodran Mustafi and Calum Chambers continued to dent their top-four hopes.
The Frenchman was spotted at the Emirates watching Arsenal's clash with Manchester United during the La Liga winter break, leading to speculation he could be interested in a move to North London.