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Bruno Guimaraes teases Arsenal over failed transfer pursuit in Newcastle unveiling video
The Gunners were blown out of the water by big-spending Newcastle (Pictures: Twitter / Getty)

Newcastle United new boy Bruno Guimaraes has poked fun at Arsenal’s failed transfer pursuit in an unveiling video posted on his social media channels after moving to St James’ Park.

The Gunners had been looking at the Brazilian to bolster their midfield this month but were blown out of the water by Newcastle, who confirmed the £33million signing on Sunday.

Guimaraes’ transfer represents a major coup for the Toon as they look to add quality to their squad and fight off relegation, with the newly flush club already competing with top-six sides for players.

Arsenal technical director Edu had tried to secure a deal for his compatriot but felt Lyon would only sell for a massive sum of money, which Newcastle were more than happy to pay.

On Sunday, the 24-year-old put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year contract and, in an unveiling video he posted on Twitter, couldn’t resist taking a random pop at Arsenal’s failure to sign him in a move that will no doubt endear him to Newcastle fans.

Guimaraes uploaded a video in which a host of headlines regarding Arsenal’s interest flash across the screen, before they are replaced with a photoshopped image of the midfielder in Newcastle’s kit outside St James’ Park.

One of the headlines read, ‘Arsenal face battle from two Premier League rivals to sign player Edu loves’ while another said, ‘Arsenal have three-man midfield shortlist led by Bruno Guimaraes as Mikel Arteta hints at splashing clash’.

But ultimately it was Newcastle who landed the Brazil international – on top of already signing Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood – while they could even upset Arsenal even more by signing Eddie Nketiah on deadline day.

Speaking about Newcastle’s capture of Guimaraes, manager Eddie Howe said: ‘Bruno is a hugely exciting talent and has been one of our primary targets so I’m delighted to secure him. He strengthens the group immediately ready for the challenge ahead.

‘He has been one of the standout performers in France and is a full international for Brazil so I have no doubt our supporters will really enjoy watching him. We look forward to welcoming him to the club on his return from international duty.’

MORE : Mikel Arteta’s assistant Miguel Molina phones Alvaro Morata to convince him to join Arsenal

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