Liverpool played a key role in the collapse of Mehdi Taremi’s move to Arsenal

Mehdi Taremi-FC Porto

Arsenal was reportedly keen on signing the Porto attacker Mehdi Taremi on deadline day, but the Gunners were told that the player was unavailable.

According to a report from the Mirror, the attacker was offered to the Premier League club at the start of the window, but the Gunners did not take up the opportunity back then.

However, after the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Barcelona, Arsenal wanted to check with Porto whether Taremi was still available. The Portuguese side were unwilling to let the player leave after the departure of Luis Diaz to Liverpool.

It is understandable why Porto did not want to lose two key players in one window. It would have weakened their squad significantly. 

It seems that Liverpool have inadvertently interfered with Arsenal’s transfer plans, and the Gunners will be thoroughly disappointed with the situation.

The Londoners needed to bring in a quality attacker this month. Still, they have had a disappointing transfer window, and it remains to be seen whether Mikel Arteta can secure a top-four finish in the Premier League with the squad at his disposal.

The Gunners are seriously lacking in quality and depth compared to their top-four rivals, and the second half of the season could be a massive challenge for them.

Arsenal are currently left with Alexandre Lacazette and Gabriel Martinelli as their only goal scoring options.