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The truth behind Arsenal’s failed Dominik Szoboszlai transfer revealed as Edu eyes double swoop

Runarsson flops in City hammering

Arsenal bowed out of the Carabao Cup last night, being beaten 4-1 by Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium.

After suffering a fourth Premier League defeat in their last five matches on Saturday, losing 2-1 to Everton, several Gunners supporters were hopeful that a change in competition could have acted as a new dawn.

However, the Gunners’ current woes worsened, with goals from Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte putting Mikel Arteta’s side to the sword.

Arteta rang the changes for the visit of the reigning Carabao Cup holders, but some of his decisions proved more costly than others, although Gabriel Martinelli delivered a performance not short on encouragement.

Arsenal held Szoboszlai doubts

Arsenal technical director Edu decided against a move for highly-rated Hungarian star Dominik Szoboszlai because he was unsure whether or not the youngster would be an instant hit at the Emirates Stadium.

According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, as cited by the Daily Express, Arsenal were big admirers of the attacking-midfielder but did not want to run the risk of signing him in case he may have required too much time to settle…