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Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Greizmann has revealed he will never play for Arsenal.
The French striker has established himself as one of the football’s best players since completing a move to Atletico in 2014 and is now on the radar on almost every top football club.
Arsenal were one of the clubs that showed interest in the forward last summer but nothing materialised and the French man has now revealed why he wasn’t interested in entertaining our summer interest because we snubbed the chance to sign him a few years before.
According to Tribal Football, the forward revealed in an interview that he was desperate to become a Gunner in 2013 when he was at Real Sociedad only for us not to follow up our interest.
“After the 2013 season, I had scored 10 goals in a row. 34 championship matches with Real Sociedad.
“During that summer, one approach caught my attention. It emanated from Arsenal.
“I focused on this possibility and I dismissed the other potential proposals. To join the club directed for so many years by Arsène Wenger could attract me. I waited, waited and waited … Finally, a few hours from the end of the transfer market, we were made to understand that Arsenal would not follow up. So there has never been an offer. I do not like to say one thing and not stand by it.
The striker then revealed he wasn’t interested in a move to the Emirates when Arsenal’s interest was brought to his knowledge last summer.
“Also, when more recently, Eric Olhats [his adviser] spoke to me about the interest of the London club [Arsenal], I replied: Forget it. With the blow they made us.”
The summer of 2013 ended up being a quiet one for Arsenal, with Yaya Sanogo, Mathieu Flamini, Mesut Ozil and Emiliano Viviano the only arrivals that year.
It is unknown why Wenger failed to follow up its interest in the winger, only him can answer that but this just shows how flawed our transfer policy has been and that’s why we are where we are at the moment.