After seeing a healthy number of transfer targets join other clubs or extend their stay with their current clubs, it now looks as though Arsene Wenger has shifted his attention and is now returning to his vomit.
Arsenal however, already have to youngsters among their ranks in Calum Chambers and Rob Holding, but Daniele Rugani, Juventus central defender could well prove to be an incredible signing.
The 21-year-old Rugani has kept on the sidelines by the Old Lady central-defender trio Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, and Andrea Barzagli.
The Italian champion’s recent acquisition of Medhi Benatia – formerly linked with Arsenal – from Bayern Munich has made it even more difficult for the Italian.
The north London club are already interested in the young Italian, having reportedly seen their bid rejected for Manolas rejected by the Serie A outfits. The Frenchman might now lay down a brilliant foundation for the future of the Gunners without him signing Manolas.
He has made only 17 appearances for the Serie A giants this past season, but he was a mainstay for Empoli in the two previous campaign.
He helped Serie B club achieve their promotion in 2013-14, and played in all their Seria matches in 2015-16 without being substituted or booked.
The Italian already has lineage and has spent a season learning from arguably the best defence in Europe. The French boss knows much about developing young talent, and the Italian centre-back may very flourish under fulfill his potential at the Emirates Stadium.