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According to reports from the Daily Mail, Arsenal have finally missed out in signing Florian Lejeune.
Per the report, Newcastle have triggered his release clause of £8.7million to finally end all speculation linking the the Eibar centre-back with a move to the Emirates Stadium this summer.
The Mirror are reporting the Championship winners activated the clause in his contract to beat Arsenal and Tottenham for his signature.
Lejeune was let go by Manchester City last season but has impressed Rafa Benitez, earning him a move straight back to the Premier League.
The 26-year-old is set to become Newcastle’s second signing of the summer following a permanent deal for Christian Atsu who was on loan with the club from Chelsea last term