A fresh report claims Arsenal did enquire about Manchester United's deadline day signing.
The Monaco striker clinched a deadline day loan move to Manchester United, with Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal deciding to shake up the club's attack.
Arsenal themselves were in need of a goalscorer with Olivier Giroud picking up a foot injury in the days before.
Danny Welbeck appears to be a good fit for the Arsenal attack, but did they have aspirations to instead sign the man who forced him out of Old Trafford, Radamel Falcao?
The Mirror claims this is the case, with an enquiry for the Colombian leading to the Welbeck deal.
"The process began when Arsenal enquired again about Monaco's Radamel Falcao at the crack of dawn on September 1. They discovered the Colombian striker was going to Man United instead, and realised that Welbeck would become available as a result."
The Gunners simply left it too late, as you would expect if trying to clinch a deal for a mega-star like Falcao on deadline day from a starting position.
The striker has since revealed that United had been negotiating to sign him for months, and last year Arsenal's deal to sign Mesut Ozil may have been done at the last minute, but the groundwork was laid in the weeks and days prior.
Interest in Falcao was always doomed to failure, worth asking all the same, clearly, as it led them to land an alternative instead.