Don't watch! €16m Arsenal target sent off days after scouts check him out

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Arsenal linked Juan Cuadrado was red carded in Serie A this evening.

Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado put on a dazzling show at the weekend, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over Chievo.

The Colombian was then told after the game that Arsenal scouts had been in attendance, which he said 'pleased' him; as it would when you know you have put on your best display of the season so far.

He might hope however that they were not making a return visit in their match-up against Napoli on Wednesday evening, and let's face it - considering Napoli are Champions League opponents of Arsenal, they probably did have somebody in attendance.

Cuadrado tried his best to make something happen during the game, having four attempts on goal with none finding the target.

The winger completed five successful dribbling attempts, a thorn in the side of Napoli, who won the game 2-1 with striker Gonzalo Higuain providing two assists.

A disappointing night for Cuadrado got worse late on when he picked up his second booking of the game and was given his marching orders, sent off in the 90th minute. He can only hope the scouts left early.

A lack of discipline could actually cost the winger his big move. Co-owned with Udinese, Cuadrado picked up 11 bookings in Serie A last season, more than any Arsenal player received in the Premier League (Ramsey and Arteta highest on eight).

Before tonight he had already picked up four bookings this season in 11 games, and on finer concerns like these are multi-million transfer deals ratified or not, with clubs reluctant to invest in a player who may not have proven his maturity.

If he wants to show he deserves a big move, Cuadrado will have to ensure there are not many more repeats of tonight.

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