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Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, reportedly blocked Eddie Nketiah's loan move to Bundesliga side, Augsburg, after the club gave up hope of bringing in a winger on deadline day, the UK Sun reports.

The Gunners were trying to bolster their attacking options, by bringing in either Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic or Dalian Yifang's Yannick Carrasco.

However, the Italian giants were unwilling to let Perisic leave on loan, unless Arsenal committed to a compulsory obligation to buy him for £35m at the end of his stay, while a deal for Carrasco never got off the ground.

Arsenal had set up loans for Nketiah and Emile Smith Rowe to join Augsburg and RB Leipzig respectively, but Emery has decided to keep the former.

Nketiah was ready to undergo a medical with the Bundesliga club, until Emery pulled the plug at the last minute.

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