There are very few Arsenal fans that wouldn’t want Antoine Griezmann to come to the Emirates and team up with his good friend Alexandre Lacazette, but it seems that we can stop dreaming about that ever happening now that the French international winger has revealed that he was let down by Le Prof back in 2013, when he was playing for Real Sociedad.
His agent at the time, Eric Olhats, was in regular contact with the top Arsenal scout in France, Gilles Grimandi, who informed him that Wenger was very interested in taking him to the Premier League, and he had decided to ignore any other offers on the table while he waited for Wenger to approach him.
Griezmann himself has now revealed that he was upset that Le Prof didn’t go through with the deal. “I waited,” he said. “I waited, and I kept waiting … when there was no news, Eric called Grimandi, who said that the manager was still interested in me [and] to keep waiting.
“Finally a few hours before the market closed, he let us know Arsenal would not make a move. ‘I don’t like to be told something and for it not to happen. ‘So when Eric told me later that the London club were interested again I told him “Forget it, after the blow they gave us.””
So it looks like Wenger has blown any chance of signing the French star ever again. Just imagine if we had him, Lacazette and Giroud in the team. We would have been truly French then…