Heartbreaking… Arsenal withdraws chase for top defender

Arsenal opted against pursuing a swap deal involving Aaron Ramsey and Medhi Benatia this month, it has been claimed.

Ramsey is set to leave the Emirates in the summer with Juventus his most probable destination.

Juventus would like to get him on board now and were willing to send Benatia to Arsenal in return.

However, Tutto Mercato Web indicated Arsenal decided not to sign Benatia because Laurent Koscielny returned from injury to bolster their defensive ranks.

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