Date: 12th August 2021 at 7:30pm
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Arsenal fans have not witnessed the no expense spared transfer window they were promised so far this summer, and with less than three weeks until it slams shut once again, the Gunners may be running out of time. 

At the start of the window, it was widely reported that Mikel Arteta was to be given a huge £200 million budget to recruit a goalkeeper, full-back, centre-back, midfielder and striker as the club looked to rebuild around its promising young talents.

However, with just 20 days to go until the window closes until January, the North London side have only signed Nuno Tavares from Benfica and Ben White from Brighton & Hove Albion.

Now it appears there may be more discouraging news, as it seems the club have missed out on another target.

According to Football London, the Gunners have had to withdraw from their pursuit of Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale.

The report says that the Premier League side have ended their interest in the ‘keeper as his current employers are demanding £30 million.

Ramsdale was England’s third choice ‘keeper at Euro 2020.

Arsenal are keen to acquire a homegrown goalkeeper to provide competition for Bernd Leno, and Ramsdale had emerged as a prime candidate.

The 23-year-old was drafted into Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020 as a last-minute replacement for the injured Dean Henderson, but failed to make an appearance at the tournament.

However, Arsenal reportedly refused to offer more than £20 million, someway short of the price tag that the Blades had put on the Englishman.

Arteta my now have to turn his attention elsewhere in his ongoing search for a ‘keeper, but with such little time remaining his may struggle to source a target.

Andre Onana had been touted as a target for Arsenal earlier in the window, but it appears speculation on that front has called.

The Cameroonian is currently serving a 12-month ban from football for testing positive for a banned substance.

With little time remaining in the current window and a number of problem positions still haunting Arteta and his squad, the Spaniard will undoubtedly be busy over the next fortnight as he works to bolster his squad ahead of a vital domestic season.

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