Arsenal boss admits move was made, but why so late?

In the aftermath of a pretty dull transfer window, we are finding out about clubs making moves and missing out. So it has been reported Arsenal made a late move to try and take Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue to the Emirates.
The news was hinted at by Wenger in his weekly press conference, after the Frenchman admitted he was close to bringing in a new player only for the deal to collapse at the last minute.
And it appears that player was Capoue, with Arsenal and their bitter rivals both known to be long-term admirers of the midfield enforcer.
‘We were close to one more signature,’ admitted Wenger, apparently in reference to Capoue. (The Metro)
Capoue has been singled out by many fans as t...

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