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Arsenal miss out on Bernard 2

Posted on August 09, 2013 by Crippy Cooke

Not for the first time this summer, Arsenal have lost out to another club in procuring one of their summer targets.

After losing out on former Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, who joined Serie A side Napoli, they have now lost out on coveted Brazilian forward Bernard.

The 20-year old snubbed Portuguese Liga side Porto and Premier League side Arsenal to sign for Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk for £21M – penning a five-year deal.

The Brazilian international’s agent, Adriano Spadotto, revealed the three aforementioned clubs were the favourites to sign his client this summer.

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