Arsenal failed in their attempts to sign Vinicius Jr from the Spanish club Real Madrid this summer, according to the latest reports.

It is thought the Arsenal were keen to hand the Brazilian sensation a way out of the Santiago Bernabeu – but were immediately shut down.

The 19-year-old ace is enduring his most difficult spell at Real Madrid since arriving in Spain last year.

The arrival of Eden Hazard has sent the player down the pecking order for a spot on the flank and he is struggling to win over manager Zinedine Zidane.