VIDEO: Two summer Arsenal targets square up in Serie A, both sent off

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Kostas Manola of Roma and Alvaro Morata of Juventus were both sent off in Serie A this evening.

This summer both Arsenal were alerted to the availability of Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Morata. The talented Spaniard had decided he had had enough of sitting on the bench at the Santiago Bernabeu and decided to request a move from the club.

Arsene Wenger was looking for a striker to supplement Olivier Giroud but in the end Arsenal decided to give Joel Campbell a chance after an impressive World Cup and also paid £16 million for Danny Welbeck from Manchester United.

Meanwhile they were also after defensive reinforcements after selling captain Thomas Vermaelen. One such player was Greek international Kostas Manolas.

The talented Olympiakos star was available for a fee in the region of £10.4 million but Arsenal did not get the man, as he replaced Bayern Munich bound Mehdi Benatia at AS Roma.

But it would appear lucky that they did not sign the pair, because they do not seem to get along.

Juventus faced Roma today in a massive Serie A match, as the two are the favourites for the league title this season and both went into the game unbeaten.

And Manolas, seemingly unhappy that Leonardo Bonucci had just thumped Juventus into a late 3-2 lead, took exception to a strong slide tackle from the young Spaniard.

He decided to go head to head with Morata - who seemed genuinely scared for his life as the burly Greek decided to get in his face, although, in the end he did give some needle back.

Then the referee, who had a shocker, inexplicably sent off poor Morata.

At least Arsene Wenger didn't sign this pair, they do not seem to be the best of friends.

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