Arsenal have reportedly dropped their interest in signing St Etienne defender Loic Perrin during the January transfer window, as reported by French outlet L’Equipe.
Perrin recently confirmed to the press that he had been contacted by the north London side ahead of a possible switch in the winter window, and it seemed as though the transfer was quite far down the line.
The veteran defender is regarded as a versatile option, able to play across the entire back line, something that was thought to appeal heavily to Arsene Wenger.
The French manager has seen his defence suffer injury after injury this season, and they have suffered poor results due to a lack of options at the back.
Perrin can also play in defensive midfield, a position in which Arsenal lack options.
However, inexplicably, despite expressing significant interest before to Perrin’s representatives, Arsenal are now reportedly no longer interested in bringing Perrin to the club.