Polish Hitman Reveals Szczesny Tried To Persuade Him To Join Arsenal

By on February 5, 2014

The January transfer window may have slammed shut but clubs will still be working hard behind the scenes at identifying targets for the summer, so we’ll bring you all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Gooner Mac gives us quotes from Robert Lewandowski.

Robert Lewandowski

Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski has revealed that compatriot Wojciech Szczesny tired to convince him to snub interest from Bayern Munich and join him at Arsenal, according to the Guardian.

The Polish international became one of the most sought-after players in the world after it emerged he was set to end his four year stay at the Westfalenstadion after refusing to sign a contract extension with Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Despite interest from a whole host of top clubs, the 25-year-old was always expected to make the move to Dortmund’s bitter rivals Bayern Munich and the free transfer summer switch was confirmed in early January.

However, it seems Arsenal had their very-own inside mole with Lewandowski confirming that Szczesny tried to persuade him to snub the reigning European champions in favour of a move to the Emirates, with the Gunners keeper even giving his international team mate the low-down on what boss Arsene Wenger thinks of him.

“I can confirm that Wojciech Szczesny tried to convince me to join Arsenal,”

“We had several talks about this. It was him who did most of the talking, how the club looks inside, what Arsène Wenger thinks of me.

“When we trained before the Champions League games at Colney, there were important people from Arsenal at our sessions as well.” Lewandowski is quoted as saying by the Guardian.

It was always going to be difficult to lure Lewandowski to north London but at least Szczesny did his bit in trying to sway things in our favour. Lewandowski would have been a dream signing for us and I just hope we manage to finally bring in a world class striker this summer.

It was hugely disappointing not to add to our strike-force in January but hopefully it won’t cost us during the second half of the season. I’m sure Wenger has his targets for the summer but it’s vital he makes his moves early before competition, and prices, increase after the World Cup.

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