Manchester United forward, Anthony Martial, wanted to discuss a move to Arsenal in January.
According to a report in The Times, Martial was keen to signing for the Gunners, as part of the swap deal that saw Alexis Sanchez join United.
However, Jose Mourinho refused to allow him speak with their Premier League rivals, when they even made an inquiry for him.
Mourinho instead allowed Henrikh Mkhitaryan leave for the Emirates.
Martial hasn’t started a Premier League game since the 2-1 win over Chelsea in late February and hasn’t scored in his last nine appearances for the club in all competitions.
The 22-year-old is being linked with a summer exit, with Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Juventus interested in taking him.
Martial joined United from Monaco in September 2015 in a deal that could rise to £58m.