Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann has revealed why he rejected a move to Arsenal – They kept him waiting.
Griezmann has also stated that he would not consider a move to the Emirates in the future.
It seems that when the Frenchman was plying his trade with Real Sociedad that he expected a move to Arsenal, he claims Arsene Wenger wanted to sign him but they simply never came in with an offer.
Griezmann is obviously still nursing that slight and has not forgiven the Gunners for not following through with their interest.
The hitman revealed in his autobiography, Behind The Smile, how agent Eric Olhats was informed that a move to Arsenal was “likely”. Apparently, this was relayed to the Griezmann camp by the Arsenal scout Gilles Grimandi.
All said and done Wenger must have had his reservations about his fellow countryman, Arsenal and in particular, Wenger is renowned for their hesitation when it comes to the transfer market, but when they do finally decide to land a target, they usually do. Clearly, Griezmann never totally convinced Wenger otherwise he would probably be a Gunner today.