North London side Arsenal will now have to look another direction as the availability of La Liga outfit Villarreal star Pablo Fornals cannot be guaranteed in the winter transfer window which reopens in coming weeks.
The Gunners have been in pursuit of the star player for many weeks now with speculations that a deal would be sealed in January when the transfer window opens.
This might not happen anymore with the Spanish side making it clear that Pablo Fornals will not be available for sale in the winter window, according to reports coming from France.
Sports Witness report that Villarreal authorities have vowed not to speak to anyone on a move for Pablo Fornals as they will be in need of him at the club also.
Although, a release clause of £40 million has been set for the star player but that will not lure the Spanish side into letting him leave as they stressed his unavailability.
The North London side were believed to be preparing to bring in Pablo Fornals to the Emirates Stadium so he can serve as a perfect replacement for Wales international Aaron Ramsey who is destined to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract eventually expires.