Arsenal miss out on Dominik Szoboszlai after RB Leipzig win race for Hungary winger

FK Austria Wien v FC Red Bull Salzburg - tipico Bundesliga
Dominik Szoboszlai had been a target for Arsenal (Photo by Markus Tobisch/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

Arsenal’s hopes of signing RB Salzburg midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai have been dashed after RB Leipzig agreed a deal to sign the Hungary international.

The 20-year-old has been tracked by a host of top European clubs this season following an impressive campaign with Salzburg.

Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Arsenal had all extensively scouted the Hungarian, who scored twice in six Champions League fixtures for the Austrians this winter.

It was evident that the midfielder would leave the club but he had to decide whether to do so in January or wait until the end of the season.

Arsenal felt their chances were boosted by Szoboszlai’s decision to opt for January but the winger has opted to join Leipzig instead, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Szoboszlai will join Leipzig (Photo by David Geieregger/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

The Hungary international will touch down in Germany today with his representatives to undergo a medical and it’s a blow for Arsenal, who have severely lacked creativity this term.

The Gunners have exiled Mesut Ozil, while the club failed to land Houssem Aouar from Lyon in the summer.

Edu, Arsenal’s Sporting Director, admits the club are lacking a creative player in midfield to knit play together.

‘It’s quite clear what we need,’ said Edu.

‘We need a player with creativity in the middle. We don’t have that in the squad right now.’

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