Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that he wanted to sign Liverpool midfielder Fabinho before the Brazilian international joined the Merseysiders at the start of last season.
Fabinho was linked with a move to French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) on several occasions while he was their manager.
The Brazilian player was at French Ligue 1 rivals AS Monaco as at then.
Unai Emery was the PSG manager for two years until last summer when he was appointed as the new Arsenal manager.
He talked about his previous interest in Fabinho in one of his recent interviews.
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Unai Emery replaced Arsene Wenger as the Arsenal manager last summer after the Frenchman resigned from the post on the back of almost 22 years in the position.
He led the Gunners to the Europa League final before being beaten by current holders Chelsea.
Unai Emery finished his first season with the Europa League runners-up medal after Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 in their final clash.
The Arsenal manager also led the club to fifth place at the end of the Premier League season.
The Gunners occupy the same fifth position at the moment after the disappointing loss to newly promoted club Sheffield United earlier this week.