Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Atletico's Griezmann Reveals Why He Will 'Never' Join Arsenal

A failed transfer to Arsenal in 2013 angered Atletico Madrid player Antoine Griezmann so much that the forward ruled out ever moving to the Gunners.
France international Griezmann was playing for Real Sociedad when his advisor, Eric Olhats was informed by Gilles Grimandi, the Arsenal scout, that Arsene Wenger was interested in signing him.

The player was also keen and, in his autobiography Behind the Smile, explains he put aside other offers from elsewhere in the hope of moving to north London.
"I waited, 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," he wrote.

"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'."

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